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Military: Gitmo hunger strike rises to 92

Apr. 24, 2013 - 11:38AM   |  
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MIAMI — A U.S. military spokesman says the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay on hunger strike has been raised to 92 based on evaluations by medical personnel at the U.S. base in Cuba.

The new figure is up by eight prisoners from a day earlier and represents more than half of the 166 men held there.

Lt. Col. Samuel House said the military arrived at the new figure Wednesday because doctors have been able to evaluate the prisoners more closely after moving them to single cells out of a communal area. That move sparked a brief clash between guards and prisoners April 13.

Lawyers for the men have been saying since the strike began in February that the military was undercounting the men refusing to eat in protest of their confinement.

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