From the BBC:
13 April 2013
Clashes at Guantanamo over hunger strike prisoners
Prisoners and guards have clashed at Guantanamo Bay as authorities moved inmates, many of whom are on hunger strike, out of communal cellblocks.The move came after detainees covered surveillance cameras and windows, a US Army spokesman said.
He said some prisoners used "improvised weapons" and in response "four less-than-lethal rounds" were fired.
The Pentagon says 43 prisoners are on hunger strike, but lawyers for the detainees say the number is higher.
Almost a dozen are being force-fed, according to military officials.
There were no "serious injuries to guards or detainees" in Saturday's clashes, according to Capt Robert Durand of the US military's Southern Command.
"I know for sure that one detainee was hit but the injuries were minor, just some bruises," another spokesman, Col Greg Julian, told the Associated Press.
Lawyers for some of the detainees condemned the camp authorities' actions....
The BBC has more here - of course - on how *frustrated* the guests at GITMO are with the deplorable conditions (*cough cough*) and miserable lives these men lead in the Hilton of prisons.
Diane Fairben, mother of 9/11 EMT-P Keith Fairben, who lost his life that day:
Pretty damn torturous, huh? And for those who would still insist that the terrorists suffer all manner of deprivations and inhumane conditions in GITMO, Crowder has this:
Hunger strike as political theatre? If I had my way, these 'hunger strikers' would join Bobby Sands, but that's just me! Yeah, let them eat - or NOT!
Over at This Ain't Hell, the sad, whining of on e of the "dear, innocent" residents of GITMO is highlighted. GO read. It is to weep about the inhumanity.(well, no, not really.)
[Related, from the DOD]
The mission of Joint Task Force Guantanamo is to provide for the safe, legal, and humane care and custody of detainees. All detainees will continue to be treated in a safe, humane manner, according to the release.