Guantanamo hunger striker tells story of treatment at prison

Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, a hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee, tells of his treatment at the military prison in an op-ed in Sunday's New York Times under the heading "Gitmo is Killing Me."

He begins:

One man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago.

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I've been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.

Moqbel first told his story through an Arabic interpreter to his attorneys at the British legal charity Reprieve.


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