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Guantanamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes | Guardian Animations

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In March 2012, reports of a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, the US detention camp in Cuba, began to surface. Details were sketchy and were contradicted by statements from the US military. Now, using testimony from five detainees, this animated film reveals the daily brutality of life inside Guantánamo. Today there are 17 prisoners still on hunger strike, 16 of whom are being force-fed.

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  1. Ahmed

    January 12, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    So heart-wrentching that it’s difficult to imagine that this is true. May Allah give sabr to the oppressed and grant them freedom in this life, and the Hereafter.
    This would be appalling treatment for enemies – and these are people who are innocent and never been charged. Allah describes those who have done something similar in the past in Surah Burooj:
    …And they [companions of the trench] resented them [the believers] not except because they believed in Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy, To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth.
    And Allah , over all things, is Witness.
    Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire.
    Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds will have gardens beneath which rivers flow.
    That is the great attainment. Indeed, the vengeance of your Lord is severe. Indeed, it is He who originates [creation] and repeats.
    And He is the Forgiving, the Affectionate, Honorable Owner of the Throne, Effecter of what He intends…

  2. Bilkis

    January 12, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    SubhanaAllah! This is heart wrenching. Now who is the terrorist here? is it the innocent one being tortured or the one torturing the innocent one? May Allah save these people from these terrorist and bring peace to the world.

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