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US Military Says Guantanamo Hunger Strike Edges Up

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MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. military says a hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison has grown to include at least 28 prisoners.
    
A prison spokesman says 28 men held at the U.S. base in Cuba meet the military's definition of a hunger striker. Navy Capt. Robert Durand said Monday that 10 of those men are being force-fed liquid nutrients to prevent dangerous weight loss. Three hunger strikers are at the hospital being treated for dehydration.
    
Defense lawyers say prisoners began the strike began on Feb. 6 to protest what they say are more intrusive searches of their cells and of their indefinite confinement. The lawyers say the strike involves most of the 166 men held at Guantanamo.
    
A Red Cross delegation is visiting Guantanamo this week.

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