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2005-12-17 12:33:37

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour was taken to a prison hospital after his health deteriorated on the eighth day of a hunger strike in protest at being detained on forgery charges, his wife said on Saturday.

2005-12-09 19:52:03

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it invited a European parliamentarian who has urged the United States to close the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects to visit the facility, but barred her from meeting with any prisoners.

2005-11-01 16:07:05

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Spurning a request by U.N. human rights investigators, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday the United States will not allow them to meet with detainees at the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects.

2005-10-31 18:01:42

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Three U.N. human rights investigators said on Monday they would turn down a long-awaited U.S. invitation to visit Guantanamo prison camp in Cuba unless they were permitted to interview the detainees.

2005-10-31 14:50:50

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three United Nations human rights investigators said on Monday they could only accept a U.S. invitation to visit Guantanamo prison camp in Cuba if they are permitted to interview detainees.

2005-10-26 16:47:02

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to provide medical records on Guantanamo prisoners who are being force-fed while on a hunger strike and to notify their lawyers about forced feedings. U.S.

2005-10-07 17:07:11

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross expressed concern on Friday about the two-month-old hunger strike by Guantanamo Bay prisoners, some of whom are being force-fed, as the U.S.

2005-10-07 08:06:08

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday that prisoners were on hunger strike at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp and that the situation there was serious.

2005-10-06 09:17:13

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - More than 200 prisoners remain on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay and the U.S. military is force-feeding 21 of them, Amnesty International and a lawyer representing some of the detainees said on Thursday.

2005-09-21 16:52:08

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday the number of Guantanamo detainees taking part in a hunger strike that began last month had fallen by nearly three quarters, but prisoners' lawyers said they do not believe it.


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'.