My Twitter Feed

November 22, 2017

Archives:

14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Violence Grows in Guantanamo Bay as Inmates Continue Hunger Strike

In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prisoners were confronted with rubber bullets on Saturday in a clash against guards. The inmates were attacking guards in protest of an end to communal housing, several sources reported Monday.

Prisoners have been on hunger strike against pillaging of personal items by guards since February, and the Pentagon recently named 11 inmates being force fed, in order to combat the ongoing strike. The striking inmates are also said to be starving themselves in order to draw attention to their indefinite confinement, lawyers said.

Guards feed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay

Guards feed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay

Amnesty International has reported that approximately 60 inmates, many of whom have been hunger striking, have been cleared for release. However, despite President Obama’s pledge to close the prison in 2009, the United States has not taken action to effectively close the prison and to return the inmates to their countries of origin.

This group of inmates at Guantanamo Bay were housed in the minimum security area, called Camp 6, where 80 to 100 inmates live together and participate in group activities like eating and praying.

The decision was made to change housing after inmates began to cover windows and security cameras in an attempt to limit the 24-hour surveillance placed on detainees. The move resulted in resistance from inmates using weapons like batons, broomsticks, and plastic water bottles, followed by a response from guards.

The official statement reported NPR says “Some detainees resisted with improvised weapons, and in response, four less-than-lethal rounds were fired. There were no serious injuries to guards or detainees.”

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay expressed discouragement about the United States’ inability to close the prison. “I am deeply disappointed that the US Government has not been able to close Guantánamo Bay, despite repeatedly committing itself to do so,” Pillay said in April.

Photo Credit: http://dawn.com, Wikimedia Commons

Kelly deWolfe (12 Posts)