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Referencing the Guantanamo Bay prison, President Trump once said he planned to “load it up with some bad dudes.”

More than a year later, reports from inside the prison point to a climate of growing desperation and cruelty.

News of hunger strikes from Guantanamo have emerged in the last two weeks, though it is unclear exactly how many prisoners are now on strike because of the dearth of information flowing out of the prison.

But for those on strike, rather than feeding the inmates through a tube, Guantanamo authorities appear prepared to allow striking prisoners to suffer serious organ failure — or possibly even death.

Read the full article at Newsweek.

Maha Hilal is the Michael Ratner Middle East fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.