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2006-02-14 04:45:45

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein returned to trial on Tuesday saying he and seven co-accused had been staging a hunger strike for three days to protest their treatment by the court.

2006-02-13 17:31:32

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Five U.N. human rights experts urged the United States to shut down Guantanamo Bay after concluding the forced-feeding of prisoners and some interrogation techniques amounted to acts of torture, according to a draft report obtained on Monday.

2006-02-13 15:35:04

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Five U.N. human rights experts recommended the United States close down Guantanamo Bay after concluding the forced-feeding of detainees and other interrogation techniques amounted to acts of torture, according to a draft report obtained on Monday.

2006-02-12 07:10:00

Saddam Hussein will not go on a hunger strike on Monday, his chief defense lawyer said, retracting an earlier statement that the former Iraqi president was planning to start the protest when his trial resumed.

2006-02-09 05:30:00

U.S. military officials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, strapped hunger-striking prisoners into restraint chairs for hours to feed them through tubes and isolated them in cold cells, The New York Times said on Thursday.

2006-01-19 11:59:55

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The number of Guantanamo prisoners on a hunger strike to protest their detention has dropped to its lowest level since October, according to U.S.

2006-01-07 02:01:59

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in an ongoing hunger strike has fallen by more than half after a surge in participation that began on Christmas Day, the U.S. military said on Friday.

2006-01-06 19:59:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in an ongoing hunger strike has fallen by more than half after a surge in participation that began on Christmas Day, the U.S. military said on Friday.

2005-12-29 17:42:30

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in a hunger strike that began nearly five months ago has surged to 84 since Christmas Day, the U.S. military said on Thursday. Forty-six detainees at the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S.

2005-12-29 14:44:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Thursday reported a major surge since Christmas Day in the number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in a nearly 5-month-old hunger strike, with 84 currently refusing food. Army Lt. Col.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.