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January 18, 2008updated 21 Jan 2008 5:05pm

Al-Jazeera journalist writes letter about life in Guantanamo

By Julie Tomlin

Sami al-Haj, an Al Jazeera journalist who has been in Guantanamo since he was captured by Pakistani authorities on the Afghan border in December 2001 and turned over to U.S. forces has written about his plight in a letter released on 16 January.

Al-Haj, a Somalian, has been on hunger strike since January 2007 and is being force fed to keep him alive.

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