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75 Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike: US

The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees staging a hunger strike has grown from three to 75, the US military said on Monday.

india Updated: May 29, 2006 20:51 IST

The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees staging a hunger strike has grown from three to 75, the US military said on Monday.

Navy Cmdr Robert Durand said from the isolated base in southeast Cuba that the ballooning number of hunger strikers was an "attention-getting" move that may be related to melee at the detention center earlier this month.

The hunger strike began in August to protest the detainees' indefinite confinement. It had dwindled to just three earlier this year.