May 04, 2013 - Omar Deghayes is one of hundreds of former detainees who have been released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay over the past several years.
Arrested in Pakistan in 2002, Deghayes, a Libyan citizen, was held as an enemy combatant until his release in December 2007. No charges were ever filed against him.
There are 166 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, . Some are now even being force-fed to keep them alive.
In his years as a detainee, Deghayes went on three hunger strikes. He tells Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin that the strikes were often prompted by something drastic that happened in the prison.
"If you're so angry and depressed, you just can't feel you want to eat food," he says. "That's how it starts." read more>>>