Guantánamo hunger strike

  • Medical staff at the Guanttanamo Bay prison camp hospital said Thursday, March, 21, 2013 that there was a sufficient suppliy nutritional shakes -- these boxes shown here are vanilla flavored -- to carry them through the current captive hunger strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • The officer in charge of the 200-cell Camp 6 prison -- the former medium security, communal prison at Guantanamo -- identified only as Army Capt. John, his first name, is shown back inside a cellblock -- with captives confined to small cells for the first time in months. The captain said each captive can get two hours out of his cell in a cage-like recreation area outside Camp 6, then a shower, but some of the captives had refused recreation time and had refused to take back their Qurans since the guards stormed the blocks before dawn Saturday and put all the captives in single cell lockdown. Carol Rosenberg / Miami Herald Staff

  • A contract workers cooks beef with brown sugar, onions and garlic for lunch for Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash most communal meals as refused by captives staging a food strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Contract workers prepare a communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash most of it as refused by captives staging a food strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A contract worker prepares a display of the six kinds of lunches -- from beef, rice and stewed tomatoes to a high-fiber vegetarian meal -- that was on the menu for Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash those refused by captives staging a food strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Soldiers ready trash cans to dispose of communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees, including unsealed juice bottles, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, weeks into a food strike at the prison camps at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. The military said the kitchen at the prison is forbidden to take back even unused food, and the detention center didn't have room to store the juice bottles forfuture use. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image taken by visiting journalists and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as guards' faces. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Soldier guards trash communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, weeks into a food strike at the prison camps at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Entire communal cellblocks have refused food for weeks, say commanders who believe the captives are consuming hoarded supplies and food slipped to them from Delta Block, the one cellblock at Camp 6 that has systematically received their communal meals. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image taken by visiting journalists and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as guards' faces. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Soldier guards trash communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, weeks into a food strike at the prison camps at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Entire communal cellblocks have refused food for weeks, say commanders who believe the captives are consuming hoarded supplies and food slipped to them from Delta Block, the one cellblock at Camp 6 that has systematically received their communal meals. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image taken by visiting journalists and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as a guard's face. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Birds rest in the razor wire above the entrance to the Camps 5 and 6 complex at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. A member of the U.S. military reviewed this image and approved its release, per Pentagon conditions of media access to the detention center. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A display of improvised weapons the military said Tuesday April 16, 2013, that were removed from captive cells, or used to resist guards storming a communal block early Saturday morning. At the center are four water bottles filled with recreation yard gravel and lashed together with a rope handle to be swung around as a weapon. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A U.S. soldier walks cellblock Bravo at Camp 5, the maximum-security lockup at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday, April 18, 2013 eight captives locked inside individual cells take part in morning prayers. This photo was reviewed and approved for release by the U.S. military, a precondition of access to reporters working at the prison camps. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Navy corpsmen, that service's version of medics, are distinctive from Guantanamo prison camp guards by their Navy specific digital uniform. Also, unlike the guards who have serial numbers where their nametags go on their Army uniforms, the sailors have pseudonyms. This rotaton chose Shakespearan characters, for example Desdemona, taken from 'Othello.' A member of the U.S. military reviewed this image and approved its release, per Pentagon conditions of media access to the detention center. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Army Col. John Bogdan, the chief of the Joint Detention Group, effectively the warden of the 166 captives at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks to reporters on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • The book-return cart at the detainees' library trailer on Wednesday, April 18, 2013 at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo, Cuba. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • An old message from the chief of the Guantanamo guard force found posted on a wall in the Camp 6 command center on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • At the Camp 6 health clinic Tuesday, April 16, 2013, a U.S. Navy corpsman shows reporters a pharmacy closet with shelves of "Ensure," hunger strike supplies, in this photo approved for release by a U.S. Army soldier at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Captives who won't eat and are considered at risk are given up-to twice daily feedings of Ensure or other nutritional shakes, often while strapped into a restraint chair shown in this Thursday, March 21, 2013 display at the prison camps' hospital at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, and cleared for release by the U.S. military. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Peter Maurer, head of the Geneva based International Committee of the Red Cross, discusses the source of the hunger strike at Guantanamo at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the 65 or so captives were under lockdown in individual cells, and guards had surveillance on each one, as illustrated here where a prisoner can be seen clad in the white uniform of a compliant captive going through his "basic issue," as the military called it -- sheets, blanket, mat -- as the lone prisoner on his tier. The man spent time arranging and rearranging the little pile of belongings -- no Quran was visible -- and then could be seen pacing back and forth in his cell. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • The prison camps spokesman, Navy Capt. Robert Durand, says the captives are staging theatrical fainting spells, called Code Yellows, for the benefit of visiting delegations. A soldier the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, approved this image for release. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD