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We Guantánamo Bay detainees have the right to protest our condition

By Khalid Qassim 

I’ve been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge or trial since 2002. Like others here, I’m on hunger strike in protest at my detention without charge. The Trump administration is trying to force us to drop our protest.

I’m currently in solitary confinement – I’ve been stuck here since 19 October. A “single cell operation”, that’s what they call it. In fact, it’s isolation. It’s terrible.

I’ve twice fallen unconscious in here – a “code yellow”. I’ve also had one “code green”. That’s when you nearly lose consciousness, but you can still hear people. I think maybe I will spend two months in solitary. They don’t tell you how many days you’ll be here.

I feel pain and weakness and dizziness.

Read the full article on The Guardian website.