Gitmo prisoners say water denied

2013-03-27 21:39
Guantanamo Bay (Picture: AFP)

Guantanamo Bay (Picture: AFP)

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Miami - Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay say they are being denied access to drinking water as a hunger strike grinds on and apparently grows at the US base in Cuba.

An emergency court filing based on complaints from a Yemeni prisoner says guards have refused to provide bottled water to hunger strikers and told the men to drink from taps in their cells.

The motion filed in Washington also alleges that the temperatures in the prison have been kept at "extremely frigid" temperatures.

A prison spokesperson said the allegations are untrue.

Navy Captain Robert Durand said on Wednesday that prisoners are provided with bottled water.

He also says the tap water is potable at Guantanamo.

The military says 31 prisoners are on hunger strike, up from 28 on Monday.

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