US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders welcomed incumbent leader Barack Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
A Gitmo prisoner who allegedly suffered nearly 1,300 force-feedings, tells Sputnik his story.
On the night of June 9, 2006 three detainees at Guantanamo Bay were found hanging in their cells. The official version deemed the incident a triple suicide. But Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman was on duty that night, and claims the men were actually murdered by the CIA.
Thirteen years after the first prisoners arrived at Guantanamo Bay, the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military said he believes it is in America’s best interest to close the detention center, but left the fate of its 127 remaining detainees up to lawmakers in Congress.