Focus

Half of Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike

The United States military announced on Tuesday that half of the prisoners at the Guantanamo prison camp in Cuba are on hunger strike. They are protesting their indefinite confinement and a recent crackdown on behaviour. Yet until recently, detainees were said to be gradually enjoying more freedoms: most could spend up to 22 hours a day in recreation yards with fellow prisoners, watch satellite TV and take courses, including language lessons.