April 24, 2013

Guantanamo until death?

Detainees protest indefinite detention through hunger strike.

A "non-compliant" detainee is escorted by guards after showering inside the U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" on October 27, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

More than half of the 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay are now on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention by the US military. Although most low-level detainees have been cleared for release, why do so many remain in legal limbo? How should the US government change its policies towards Guantanamo?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Kevin Bogucki @boguckikb
Defense Council for Fayiz al-Kandari

Carlos Warner @Carlos_Warner
Assistant Federal Defender

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross @DaveedGR
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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