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At Gitmo: 100 days.... and counting

Last Friday saw the 100th day pass on which there has been a hunger-strike underway at Gitmo.

The day has been marked by those concerned enough to care - as we all ought to be!





Activists protest against the indefinite detention of detainees outside of the Supreme Court

"Hacker vigilante group Anonymous is marking the day with a "twitterstorm," implementing social media to bring greater awareness to the human rights violations going on at Guantanamo, particularly the indefinite detention of prisoners, many of whom have for years been cleared for release.

Under the hashtag #GTMO17, the group is asking participants to tweet out facts or quotes in order to convey the reality of the detainees' imprisonment. Some examples include:


"...shackled by his wrists and around his waist —while food is “dumped into this throat” for up to two hours at a time." #GTMO17

Amnesty International added this week that the situation at the notorious camp is “at a crisis point,” #GTMO17


“They won’t let us live in peace and now they won’t let us die in peace,” said detainee al-Kandari. #GTMO17


"they go & invade people's cells and beat them up. Maybe they think by doing so is like to break you down/make you stop the strike" #GTMO17


"They had a photograph of a Chechen rebel, and they thought that was me. That was secret evidence for five years." #GTMO17
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