On Saturday, guards and prisoners at the infamous detention center battled over an ongoing hunger strike. As the military attempted to move the strikers from a communal area to private cells, inmates retaliated with improvised weapons. In response, guards fired four “less-than-lethal rounds,” though the military claims there were no major injuries. The hunger strike began in February, in protest of the prisoner’s indefinite confinement and searches of their Qurans for contraband. According to the military, 43 strikers remain, but their lawyers say the number of activists is in fact much higher.
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