Tuesday, April 16, 2013

US: Gitmo prisoners continue their hunger strike

A hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay military prison is now into its third month, raising questions about the US government's commitment to shutting it down. Guards clashed with detainees trying to move them out of their communal living blocks and into single-cell rooms. The military says it is temporary and was done for security and health reasons. A federal judge has said he did not have the authority to rule on conditions of confinement at Guantanamo. The White House downplayed the relocations and once again blemed the situation on politics. As politicians continue to quabble, there is no sign of a resolution to the hunger strike there. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington, DC.