Eighty-five days ago Ifa Muaza, a Nigerian man seeking asylum in the U.K., began a hunger strike in protest to being detained at an immigration removal center, near London’s Heathrow Airport. His lawyers have described the 45-year-old’s condition as critical.
This week the U.S. military has confirmed that the number of prisoners on hunger strike at the Guantánamo Bay military prison in Cuba has reached 100. In light of the heightening situation, BET.com takes a look at the strike and what might be next for the detainees.
University of Missouri police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty, adding to the racial tensions at the heart of the protests that led to the resignations of two university leaders earlier this week.