Golden Cage: US blows $800k per Gitmo inmate each year





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Published on Apr 10, 2013

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Guantanamo's hunger strike has passed the two-month mark - and its got psychologists and lawyers deeply worried. One prisoner of 11 years who's refusing food even tried to kill himself last month. His lawyer says the inmate was taken away by ambulance - his condition's unknown. U.S. officials are telling attorneys whether their hunger-striking clients are being force-fed. Officially, 42 inmates are protesting, but their lawyers say it's many more. Demonstrations are planned on Thursday across the U.S. in support of the Guantanamo inmates, and to push for the notorious facility to be shut down. But, as Gayane Chickakyan reports, the Pentagon's only pumping more cash into keeping it open.

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