Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Justice Department claims al-Qaeda may attack Gitmo




For the past six months, dozens of detainees have been participating in a hunger strike at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prisoners are protesting the conditions at the facility, and since the start of the demonstration guards have made individuals subject to invasive searches and have also resorted to force feeding nearly 41 of those still taking part in the protest. According to the Department of Justice, al-Qaeda may attack Gitmo in the near future and are taking these actions to control the flow of information at the prison. So is an attack possible? Pardiss Kebriaei, senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, breaks down the circumstances