Agence France-PresseApril 17, 2013 21:15
More Guantanamo detainees have joined a growing hunger strike at the reviled US military prison, with nearly a third of the 166 war-on-terror suspects participating, a spokesman said.
Captain Robert Durand said that 52 detainees are refusing food, 15 of whom are being tube-fed by prison officials. That was up from 43 hunger strikers, including 11 receiving enteral feeds, on Friday.
Three of the detainees currently receiving enteral feeds are being observed in hospital, according to Durand. But they do not suffer from life-threatening conditions.