Yemeni Gitmo detainees continue hunger strike despite forced feeding [Archives:2009/1225/Local News]

January 15 2009

By: Kawkab al-Thaibani
For the Yemen Times

SANA'A, Jan. 13 ) Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay Prison are continuing their 40 day hunger strike, although some are being forcefully fed by nasal tubes. The 25 prisoners participating in this strike – a full ten percent of the total detainees – did so to protest the release of Osama Bin Laden's driver Salim Hamdan who was handed over to the Yemeni government in November last year, said David Remes, a lawyer of 17 Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo. They also protest the bad conditions of the prison which recently got worse despite a statement made by the American military that conditions had improved. “The men are frustrated – as they have been for years – that they remain in prison with no end in sight