Gitmo Hunger-Strikers Say They're Being Denied Water, Heat

Demanding humanitarian relief


Prisoners taking part in a growing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay complained that their handlers have denied them drinking water and kept their cells at "extremely frigid" temperatures.

US attorneys claimed Thursday that the allegations were "false," as they urged the US District Court in Washington to dismiss the emergency motion filed by Yemeni prisoner Musaab al-Madhwani.

Madhwani, who has been held at the US naval base in southern Cuba for 11 years, is demanding "emergency humanitarian relief" in the form of drinking water and clothing to keep warm, according to his complaint.