Document - USA: New background briefing on the Guantánamo hunger strike



AI index: AMR 51/025/2013�3 May 2013 �

�New background briefing on the Guantánamo hunger strike ��As 100 inmates continue a hunger strike, a protest set against the backdrop of their indefinite detention by the US military at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International today published a briefing about the latest developments and the background to their desperate action. ��‘I have no reason to believe that I will ever leave this prison alive’. Indefinite detention at Guantánamo continues; 100 detainees on hunger strike is based in a comprehensive analysis of the latest public information including a comment on President Barack Obama’s latest pledge to close Guantánamo. ��The briefing talks about the measures the Obama administration and US Congress should implement to end the injustice of Guantánamo and examines the cases of two detainees - Yemeni national Musa’ab Al Madhwani and Afghan national Obaidullah. ��The complete text of the report can be seen at: ��To receive more information or arrange interviews with Amnesty International’s experts, please contact: ��For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact: �Juan I. Cortes - Press Officer for the Americas �Mail: JuanIgnacio.Cortes @ �Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3036 5801 �Mobile: +44 (0) 7956 612 329

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