Thursday, May 02, 2013

Four Prisoners Who Are in a Hunger Strike at the U.S. Guantánamo Naval Base Prison are Very Close to Death

The article was published yesterday, Wednesday, May 1, on the front page of Cuba's daily Granma, which is the largest circulation newspaper in Cuba. The author is Andy Worthington who writes for the Internet digital publication named Rebelión.The article is in Spanish.

He proceeds to tell the world that a prisoner from Afghanistan named Khiali Gul, who is 49 or 50 years old, is in very bad condition and can not move or speak. When the other prisoners informed the guards of the prison of that situation, the guards replied: “When he is completely unconscious, then we will take him out.”

If you read Spanish, click here to download the complete edition for May 1.

The Cuban government maintains that the U.S. Guantánamo naval base is an illegally occupied part of Cuban territory and that the prison should be shut down and the base returned to the rightful owners, the Cuban people.

Barack Obama promised in his 2008 political campaign that he would close the prison in the U.S. naval base in Cuba after he took office. To date, he has failed to do so.


JG: Update: May 2, 2013, 1:39 PM: It appears that Granma removed the link to the May 1 edition. If you want a copy of the PDF file for that day, email a request to Cuba Journal.

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