Palestinians who are facing degrading treatment in Israeli prisons are continuing a hunger strike they began in April, with Israeli authorities subjecting the strikers to a range of retaliatory punishments. However, support for the strikers is growing internationally.
“It is wrong to hide behind national security concerns when the Government wants to hide its mistaken actions from public view. “
The U.S. Government has moved to suppress footage of a Guantanamo detainee being force-fed, appealing against a US federal judge’s order to release the tapes. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed the appeal today, January 21st, just one day before the seven year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Executive Order to close