Thursday, March 31, 2016

Long Term Hunger Striker Set for Release....

"Tariq Ba Odah, a 37-year-old Yemeni, whom the military has been force-feeding daily. That involves guards strapping him down, putting a rubber tube down his nose and pumping a liquid dietary supplement into his stomach. Last year, Ba Odah’s weight dipped to 74 pounds."

I can't remember exactly when Tariq started his hunger strike but it has been several years and he is reportedly in very ill health. I hope the country that has agreed to take him can provide the long term health care that he will need.

Supposedly the administration is preparing to release about a dozen men in the coming months. Read the rest here.