Guantánamo hunger striker accuses US officials of letting him ‘waste away’
The background here is vile, as we all know.
Zero trial, no possibility of facing evidence or accusers, not ever to be released and the legal tergiversions of the Yanks in doing this are all vile.
But there is that dark, dark, amusement that a hunger striker is complaining that they’re just, well, letting him get on with it. Are not intervening. That actually is his immediate complaint.
Khalid Qasim, held at the prison for 15 years without charge or trial, told his lawyer that doctors stopped force-feeding him and another inmate three weeks ago, and are no longer monitoring their medical condition.
“They have decided to leave us to waste away and die instead,” Qasim, 40, told his lawyer by phone for an article published by the Guardian. “I am in so much pain every minute that I know it can’t go on much longer. Now as each night comes, I wonder if I will wake up in the morning. When will my organs fail? When will my heart stop? I am slowly slipping away and no one notices.”