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Guantanamo Hunger Strike Spreads

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On March 7, 2011, his Executive Order promised "Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force."

It said in part:

"This order is intended solely to establish".a process to review on a periodic basis the executive branch's continued, discretionary exercise of existing detention authority in individual cases."

"Detainees at Guantanamo have the constitutional privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, and nothing in this order is intended to affect the jurisdiction of Federal courts to determine the legality of their detention."

"The Secretary of Defense shall coordinate a process of periodic review."

"In consultation with the Attorney General, The Secretary of Defense shall issue implementing guidelines governing the process"."

"For each detainee, an initial review shall commence as soon as possible but no later than one year from the date of this order."

Over two years later, no implementation process exists. Nothing's done to initiate one. Guantanamo harshness continues. More than half the remaining 166 detainees were cleared for release. Innocent victims remain incarcerated. 

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