U.S. will end daily Gitmo hungerstrike updates
The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees on hunger strike has dwindled from over 100 in July to 19 according to the latest official figures. As such, U.S. military officials announced Monday that they will stop issuing daily hunger strike updates.
Since this current strike's inception in February, attorneys representing and in contact with clients in Gitmo have long challenged military reports on the strike, arguing that officials were downplaying the number of strikers and severity of force-feeding procedures used at one point on over 40 strikers.
Pardiss Kebriari, senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents a number of Gitmo detainees, attributed the smaller strike numbers to both the protest's felt success and coercion by detention center officials. Via Al-Jazeera: