Americans Stand in Solidarity with Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Nov 30, 2015 12:20 PM
Americans Stand in Solidarity with Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

Members of Witness Against Torture (WAT) gathered at Guantanamo Bay on Thanksgiving to fast in solidarity with the 107 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

One member wrote, “I want you to know that I’m here until the end and until you are free… I hope that one day, inshallah, we will greet each other at the Mosque, saying Assalamu Alaikum, knowing that you are my protector and that I am yours.”

Upon arriving last Wednesday, the protestors each faced the detention center and chanted: “Courage, Muslim Brother… You do not walk alone… We will walk with you… And sing your spirit home.”

As each member wore the orange jumpsuit in support of the prisoners, the group said that they were “representing the terrible pain endured by hunger strikers, past and present, at Guantanamo and that forced feeding continues to be used to wound the bodies and break the spirit of hunger-striking men.”