Asylum Seekers and Migrants on Hunger Strike

Blog post by NCADC volunteer, Sarah McCarthyFor centuries, hunger strikes have been a powerful form of protest, usually used as a last resort by the most desperate. Currently, over 100 of the remaining 166 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are engaged in a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention and inhumane treatment. Across the globe, there are many people taking the same action, including asylum seekers and migrants in several countries. These are just some of the stories so far in 2013. Continue reading “Asylum Seekers and Migrants on Hunger Strike”