Thursday, October 30, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Gitmo prisoner on hunger strike writes New York Times editorial

"I've been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.

Gitmo prisoner on hunger strike writes New York Times editorial

Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay. (Canadian Press)
Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay. (Canadian Press)

"I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.

I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial."

Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel has been a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay since 2002. He and approximately 40 other Gitmo inmates are on hunger strike. Moqbel hasn't eaten since February 10th. The New York Times has published an editorial, which Moqbel dictated, through an interpreter, to his lawyers on an unclassified phone call. He describes being force-fed and pleads to be released to return to Yemen.

I just hope that because of the pain we are suffering, the eyes of the world will once again look to Guantánamo before it is too late. [New York Times]

About this blog
A blog tuned-in to what's happening on the Internet. Twitter. Homeland. Cat videos. Odd local stories. Ryan Gosling. You know, the important stuff.

Mare McKeever philly.com
Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Nick Vadala Philly.com
Howard Gensler Daily News Tattle Columnist
Layla A. Jones philly.com
Molly Eichel
Peter Mucha Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected