Hunger strikes bring renewed calls to close Guantanamo

05/2/2013 | Washington Post, The · Al Jazeera

About 100 Guantanamo detainees are on hunger strikes, and at least 23 are undergoing force-feeding, raising ethical concerns over their treatment and leading to fresh pressure on President Barack Obama to resolve the situation. The detainees' lawyers say that Obama should, at a minimum, release the 86 prisoners already cleared for transfer by an interagency task force. "Let's start with the 86; there can be no argument about that," says federal public defender Carlos Warner, who represents 11 detainees. "There could be transfers home in one month, two months."

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