• Dilawar of Yakubi (born c. 1979 – December 10, 2002)Afghan taxi driver who was tortured to death by US army soldiers at the Bagram Collection Point.
  • Salah Ahmed al-Salami (January 12, 1970 – June 10, 2006)Apparent suicide with two other detainees. Long-term hunger strike being force-fed.
  • Mani Al-Utaybi (May 16, 1981 – June 10, 2006) Arrested in 2001 in Pakistan while doing humanitarian work. Sold to the Americans for a bounty of $5,000. One of the three detainees found in an alleged suicide.
  • Yasser Talal al Zahrani (September 22, 1984 – June 10, 2006)Wrote letter to father about two other detainees on verge of death and foul play. Ten days later, the DoD announced suicide.
  • Abdul Rahman Ma'ath Thafir al Amri (April 17, 1973 in — May 30, 2007He was never charged with crimes and never met with an attorney.
  • Abdul Razzaq (January 1, 1947— December 30, 2007Yemen citizen. Long-term hunger striker, force-fed up to death. Alleged suicide. No charge.
  • Mohammad Ahmed Abdullah Saleh Al Hanashi (February 1, 1978 - June 1, 2009)Citizen of Yemen and long-term hunger striker found unresponsive in his cell.
  • Awal Gul (July 1, 1962 – February 2, 2011) Citizen of Afghanistan. Father of 18. No charge.
  • Haji Nassim also known as Inayatullah (1974-2011) Citizen of Afghanistan who was arrested in 2007. No charge. The cause of his death is unknown.
  • Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif (December 27, 1975 – September 8, 2012)Yemeni citizen overdosed on anit-psychotic medication. Cleared for release three times.
  • Moath al-Alwi, a Yemeni nationalOne of the detainees currently being force-fed. Photo of him in 2002
  •  Moath al-Alwi today
  • Daughter of the last British resident held at Guantánamo Bay
  • Force feeding chair
  • A military doctor holds a feeding tube used to feed detainees
  • Operating room
  • A chart used for detainees to measure their level of pain
  • Obaidullah (Afghanistan) born 1980Photo in 2002 shortly before his capture. Cleared for release.
  • Obaidullah (Afghanistan) born 1980Obaidullah, in a photo from Guantánamo, included in the classified military files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011.
  • Fahmi Ahmed (Yemen)Born 1977 Al-Tawlaqi adopted the rap name King Daniel, which he drew on his prison jumpsuit.
  • Ravil Mingazov (Russia)Former ballet dancer and Russian Army officer.
  • Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Al Kandari (Kuwaiti)Humanitarian aid worker detained in Guantanamo Bay since 2002.
  • Abdul Khaliq Al Baidhani (Saudi Arabia)Captured at age 18.
  • Hamoud Abdullah Hamoud Hassan al Wady 47-year-old citizen of Yemen. As of July 3, 2013, he has been held at Guantánamo for 11 years one months.
  • Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa Taliban official and former governor of Herat
  • Omar Abu Bakr (Libya)Llost his habeas corpus petition
  • Abdelhadi Faraj (Syria)In U.S. custody since 2002. Cleared for release in 2010.
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Foreground: EMT prepares the tool for the nasal intubation.       Background: U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina Middleground:...agony awaits. 

The feeding demo is extremely painful, yet it is done with consent. The long-term solidarity fast continues with nasogastric nourishment in front of U.S. governmental symbols of power. The twice-daily force-feeding of Gitmo hunger strikers is nonconsensual and therefore real torture by the standards sponsored by U.S. taxpayers and authorized by members of Congress who just raised the debt ceiling to nearly $17 trillion. President Obama's actions continue to belie his empty words "Close Guantánamo."  As Commander-in-Chief, he could easily order an end to what the Pentagon refuses to call "forced-feeding."   The force-feeding is premeditated  relentless forced penetration of plastic into their innermost sacred cavities !

Andrés Thomas Conteris - fasted on water and coconut water with vitamin and electrolyte supplements. Solidarity fast began July 8, 2013 with 30,000 hunger striking California prisoners urging fulfillment of 5 Core Demands of the Pelican Bay supermax prisoners.  Force-feeding protests began Sept. 6 & Sept. 25 in front of the White House & later in front of the Oakland Office of CA Dept of Corrections and Rehab (CDCR) to depict how prisoners in Guantánamo are tortured with force-feeding twice-daily and how CA prisoners as future hunger strikers have been threatened with a court order authorizing force-feeding.  On Oct 4 and Oct 8 he was tube-fed in front of the U.S. Embassies in Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina. On Oct 15 a similar protest took place in Santiago, Chile.  On Friday, Oct 18 the feeding protest returns to Washington, DC outside a Federal Court hearing on the lawsuit challenging force-feeding in Guantánamo.  He is now on a maintenance fast losing about 1 pound per week, unlike the 5 pounds/week the first 11 weeks.  In January 2014 with the anniversary of Guantánamo on Jan. 11, the force feeding protests will recommence.  Please spread the word. 

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Diane Wilson - Water only 58 days (lost 48 lbs). Diane, co-founder of CodePink and member of Veterans for Peace, suspended her hunger strike on June 27, 2013 after detention following her arrest for scaling the White House fence the day before. She faced a jury trial in DC District Court on Sept. 5th, 2013.


S. Brian Willson - Suspended Hunger Strike on June 10, 2013 after 31 days on 300cal/day, when a car accidentally hit him. Supporters continue a vigil with a rolling fast, in Portland, OR.



Elliott Adams - Went 80 days on 300 cal/day from May 18, to August 4, 2013 losing 45 lbs.   He is past President of Veterans for Peace.







Tarak Kauff - Ended fast on August 4, 2013 after 58 days on 300 cal/day since June 7.  He lost 29 lbs. On Board of Directors for Veterans for Peace.


Cynthia Papermaster - After 84 days on 300 cal/day, Cynthia suspended her  hunger strike on Sep. 6 which began June 15, 2013. Code Pink member,  lost 35 lbs. The transfer of two Algerian prisoners on Aug. 29, 2013, inspired her to suspend her fast. 

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