Gitmo Prisoner: I Was Tortured

    The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay March 5, 2013. The facility is operated by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo and holds prisoners who have been captured in the war in Afghanistan and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Picture taken March 5, 2013.  REUTERS/Bob Strong  (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW) - RTR3ETYA

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    On Tuesday, Guantanamo Bay inmate Emad Abdullah Hassan filed a lawsuit to stop the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strikes at the prison. Hassan, who is Yemeni, has been engaged in a hunger strike since 2007, and the group representing him, Reprieve, says he has been “abusively force-fed” more than 5,000 times over the past seven years. "All I want is what President [Barack] Obama promised: my liberty, and fair treatment for others," says Hassan, who was cleared for release in 2009. A February decision that gives federal judges jurisdiction in cases on prison conditions at Gitmo allowed for this first-of-its-kind suit to go forward. “While I do not want to die, it is surely my right to protest peacefully without being degraded and abused every day,”  Hassan pleaded in a statement.

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