US govt starts notifying Gitmo inmates’ lawyers of force-feeding

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Published time: April 09, 2013 10:28
Edited time: April 09, 2013 16:31

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 6, 2013. (Reuters)

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 6, 2013. (Reuters)

The US leadership has begun naming those Guantanamo prisoners who are being force-fed to stop them from starving to death. The prisoner hunger strike at the facility has been ongoing for two months.

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A lawyer for Yemeni inmate Samir Mukbel told AP she had been notified by the Department of Justice last week that her client was being fed against his will. On Monday, she was allowed to speak with the prisoner over the phone, and confirmed the Department’s report.

The inmate reportedly told her that he joined the hunger strike in February, has lost over 10 kilograms in weight, and fainted at one point and had to be taken to…

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