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US military meeting Gitmo detainees' calls for better conditions

[JURIST] Two attorneys representing inmates at Guantanamo Bay prison [JURIST news archive] told reporters Saturday that the US military has agreed to meet several demands of prisoners for better conditions at the facility, including greater access to books and bottled water with every meal. According to the attorneys, the military opened negotiations with a detainee representatives following a hunger strike [JURIST report] last month. Prison officials would not comment directly, but did say that staff were working to improve the living conditions of all detainees, and to "addresses concerns from detainees consistent with the spirit of the Geneva Conventions". The Boston Globe has more [registration required].

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