Tuesday, July 26, 2005

More details of the Guantanamo hunger strike

More details are emerging from lawyers in New York, about a hunger strike by detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The US military has confirmed that a number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have refused nine consecutive meals.

The Centre for Constitutional Rights said the lawyers first heard of the strike from prisoners frustrated by their indefinite detention and what they described as the inhuman conditions at Guantanamo, specifically in a facility known as camp five.

According to the lawyers, prisoners had said that as well as a hunger strike, they were planning to boycott showers and recreation time.

They had listed nine demands which they said they were planning to put before the Guantanamo command.

The demands called for respect for their religion, including an end to what they described as desecration of the Koran and religious discrimination, and fair trials with proper legal representation.

They also said they needed adequate supplies of food and clean water, and needed direct sunlight and not to be forced to go for months without seeing daylight.

It is not known if Australian terror suspect David Hicks is among those participating in the hunger strike

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? NO MORE LEMON CHICKEN ON THE MENU? I WON'T STAND FOR THIS. ALLAH SAYS LEMON CHICKEN OR GO HUNGRY. DIE INFIDEL!

sorry, just couldn't resist that one.

July 26, 2005 8:30 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

no problem your welcome to comment what you feel . i would only sensor offensive language or obvious racism which is rightly illigal


please bare in mind that these people are "suspected" terrorists .. hey if guilty . throw away the key

but until that .. give them the right to defend themselves .. they deserve access to a lawyer and rights under the geneva convention ,

in this country you are innocent until proven guilty .. thats is one of the things we claim makes us better then them ...

July 26, 2005 8:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kill them on the battelfield, then nobody will have to worry about it.

July 26, 2005 8:49 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

hehehhe thats more like it ,, hey anf if we have to kill a few children on the way why not ...

it has taken a while but i feel the "real you" is coming out now

..also do you know that i have had a huge increase in readers since you started this (cough) debate

thankyou

July 26, 2005 8:56 pm  

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