쿠바 관타나모의 미군 수용소에 수감돼 있는 수십명의 포로들이  교도관들의 처우에 항의해 지난  8월8일 시작한 단식농성이 두 달'째 계속되고 있습니다.

수감자들의 변호인들은 이들이  필수요건에 대한 거부 및 공정한 재판 결여에 항의하기 위해 이같은 행동을 벌이고 있다고 말했습니다.

미국 뉴욕에  있는  법률지원단체, 헌법권리센터는 단식투쟁을 벌이고 있는 2백여 수감자 중 일부는 자신들을 재판에 회부하거나 아니면 석방시켜 줄 것을 요구하고 있다고 밝혔습니다.

미군이 현재 관타나모에 수용하고 있는 수감자  505명은 대부분 아프가니스탄과 이라크에서 체포된 자들로, 이들 가운데 일부는 거의 4년째 수감돼 있습니다.

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Scores of prisoners held at the U.S. military's detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reportedly are in the second month of a hunger strike called to protest what the detainees say is their mistreatment by jailers.

The hunger strike began August 8. Lawyers representing the detainees say they acted to protest beatings, denial of their basic needs and the lack of fair trials.

The New York-based legal aid group Center for Constitutional Rights says some of more than 200 hunger strikers are demanding either to be put on trial or released.

U.S. military officials say only 76 detainees have refused food, and that 10 of those were in stable condition after being fed through nose tubes.

In Washington Thursday, a federal appeals court questioned Bush administration officials about their handling of detainees. A Justice Department lawyer said the prisoners held in Cuba are not entitled to U.S. constitutional rights of due process. An attorney for the prisoners told the three-judge panel the detainees should be allowed to prove in court that they are not enemy combatants.

The U.S. military says it is holding 505 enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay. Most of the prisoners were captured in Afghanistan and Iraq, and some have been held for nearly four years.