Guantánamo Bay’s Last UK Detainee: ‘people are dying here’ in hunger strike


Matt Williams
The Guardian
April 15, 2013

A British hunger striker inside Guantánamo Bay has laid bare the deteriorating conditions of inmates, expressing fears that he and others will soon die as a result of what he described as “systematic torture”.

Shaker Aamer, the last UK resident still held at the camp, claims he is subjected to harsh treatment from guards and denied water, despite being in a weakened state due to severe weight loss, according to a written declaration filed by his lawyer.

He also alleges that the US base will soon be dealing with its first fatalities as a result of the current action: “I might die this time,” he is quoted by his lawyer as saying, adding: “I cannot give you numbers and names, but people are dying here.”

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