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Guantanamo lawyers file lawsuit over ‘grotesque’ forced-feeding of hunger strikers

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) – Lawyers for four Guantanamo prisoners are asking a U.S. federal judge to block the force-feeding of hunger strikers at the detention camp, arguing that it violates human rights and serves no military purpose. The lawsuit was filed on Sunday night in Washington and U.S.…

Does force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike violate their rights?

RAY SUAREZ: For more on the hunger strike, I’m joined by a reporter who’s logged more hours in Guantanamo than any other journalist, Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald. Carol, welcome. More than a dozen are now being force-fed. How is the determination made which prisoners are restrained and fed…

Guantanamo commander summoned to testify in court‎

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – A U.S. military judge ordered the commander of the Guantanamo detention camp to testify on Tuesday about orders he gave that limit the mail prisoners can receive from their lawyers. The dispute about the handling of confidential legal correspondence pits military jailers…

Only 10 of 129 Saudis ‘still in Guantanamo’

RIYADH — Just 10 out of a previous total of 129 Saudi detainees now remain at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, a local daily reported on Sunday. “There are only 10 out of 129 detainees” still being held in the prison, Al-Medina daily quoted a representative…

Appeals court makes it easier for gov’t to hold Gitmo detainees

In a decision that will likely make it more difficult for Guantanamo prisoners to win release, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today reversed a lower court’s ruling in the pivotal case of a Yemeni detainee. In a 14-page decision, the appeals court rejected the lower court’s…

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