More Hunger Strikers in Illegal US Base In Guantanamo At least 21 prisoners are now in hunger strike in the illegal jail at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to protest the ill-treatment they get there, informed local media. In 2002 Washington established a detention center at the facility located in Cuban territory against the will of the people and government of the Caribbean island.
A prisoner of US military in Guantanamo Bay may soon starve to death, as after more than eight years of force-feeding his body is said to be unable to take the nutrients he is pumped with. The DoD opposed the ailing man’s release. Tariq Ba Odah, a Saudi resident of Yemeni descent, was captured in Pakistan and held in Guantanamo since 2002. In 2009 he was cleared for release by the Obama administration, but remains in US custody. In 2007 he went on a hunger strike .
As the Guantanamo hunger strike enters its day, the US House of Representatives has voted to keep the notorious detention center open in Cuba, blocking the use of taxpayer money to house any detainees transferred out of the prison.