March 21, 2013 - A mass hunger strike unfolding in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison for almost six weeks has garnered anger and sympathy across the nation, prompting some human rights advocates across the globe to join the strike in an emergency response of solidarity and calling for others to do the same, according to statements Thursday.
Russia Today reports it has been pressuring officials for more details about the strike involving some 166 men, some of whom are now enduring having tubes forced into them to keep them alive.
"RT has been badgering the UN, prison officials, detainees’ attorneys and activists to get a full account of the situation," the news group says.
Shaker Aamer, the 44-year-old British resident, has been imprisoned in Guantanamo for 11 years with no charge ever brought against him. read more>>>