It’s been exactly one hundred days since detainees at Guantanamo Bay camp started their hunger strike. The official number of inmates refusing food has been increasing on an almost daily basis – and has reached at least one hundred. Around thirty hunger-strikers are being subjected to force-feeding – a controversial tactic condemned by the UN and the international medical community as inhumane. And all those numbers are only likely to grow. Because what started as a strike against mistreatment has turned into a battle against indefinite detention and Washington’s broken promises to close the prison at the center of America’s War on Terror.
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