Raise awareness through social media that Guantanamo Bay is still open and at least 130 of the remaining 166 prisoners have been on hunger strike since 6 February
Date & Time: Saturday, 6 April: 11:00 EST/ 12:00 CST/ 16:00 BST/ 17:00 CET
Length: 1 hour
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#GitmoFreedomStrike @BarackObama close Guantanamo or give back your Nobel peace prize
#GitmoFreedomStrike @barackobama @whitehouse How many years must Guantanamo exist before the prisoners can be set free?
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#GitmoFreedomStrike @barackobama show us a change we can believe in - shut down Guantanamo, make good on your promise
#GitmoFreedomStrike @guardian @BBCNews @CNN thanks for keeping us in the dark/ ignorance is strength pic.twitter.com/ykO5XrOqrY
#GitmoFreedomStrike hungry for freedom, starving for their rights: 130 Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike since 6 February
#GitmoHungerStrike @foreignoffice @Number10gov Shaker Aamer lost 30lb, on hunger strike for 3 months, what are you doing about it?
#GitmoFreedomStrike 11 years without charge or trial, with injustice and torture, 3 months on hunger strike - close Guantanamo now
Saturday 6th April marks the third month of the current hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay, in response to worsening treatment of prisoners and desperation after over 11 years of detention without charge or trial for most of the prisoners. While the US military has retracted its original position denying any hunger strike, it now admits that around 40 men have been refusing food, with 11 being force fed to keep them alive. Lawyers for the prisons have consistently put that number at around 130, out of the 166 prisoners still held there; only the weak and elderly are not taking part.