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Guantanamo prisoners continue hunger strike

Clashes at jail as inmates continue to protest against indefinite detentions at Guantanamo Bay.

Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 22:43
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A hunger strike to protest against indefinite detentions 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 at the weekend after trying to move them out of their communal living blocks and into single-cell rooms.

The military says the move 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 played down the relocations and once again blamed the situation on politics.

As lawmakers continue to squabble, there is no sign of a resolution to the hunger strike. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.

Correction: Dr Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University School of Medicine has been wrongly identified in the package as Dr Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University Hospital.

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