As Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike, Gitmo Attorney on “Psychological Trauma of Indefinite Detention”


Published on Mar 13, 2013

Watch the full interview with Kristine Huskey on Democracy Now! at More than 100 detainees held in the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay are reportedly entering their fifth week of a hunger strike sparked by deteriorating conditions. In a letter to his attorney, one detainee wrote: “We are in danger … they want to return us to the darkest days under [George W.] Bush.” The news came as the plight of Guantánamo prisoners was reviewed at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Kristine Huskey, director of the Anti-Torture Program for Physicians for Human Rights and one of the first attorneys to represent Guantánamo detainees, shares with Democracy Now! her testimony on the conditions for Guantánamo detainees.

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