By Jacob Misener
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100 detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison now taking part in hunger strike

American Medical Association says force-feeding measures breach “core ethical values” of doctors

 

Amnesty International

The U.S. Naval Base located in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has become a contentious issue amongst human rights groups over the past decade, due to the reports of torture and mistreatment that have come out of the facility in recent years.

At least 100 detainees at Guantanamo Bay are now participating in a three-month old hunger strike, and President Obama has recently reiterated his disapproval of the facility while blaming Congress for the lack of action by his administration.

“I think it is critical for us to understand that Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe,” said Obama at a White House press conference last week. “It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us in terms of our international standing. It lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. It is a recruitment tool for ext...



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