WASHINGTON — The six month hunger strike by Guantanamo Bay detainees is coming to a close, reports say.
Reuters reports that the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, a holding facility for suspected and captured terrorists, is close to ending. At its peak, 2/3 of its 166 prisoners refused to eat but now it seems to be abating.
This comes as the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, is close to being over. International pressure focused on the U.S. and President Barack Obama of his administration’s choice to force-feed striking detainees, especially by the country of Yemen (who has a high number of its citizens as detainees at the camp).
Obama had used the camp to temporarily distract the American public from a plethora of scandals rocking his administration, but the media took a pass on reporting these scandals and focused on his recent press conference on Guantanamo Bay.