David Remes, a lawyer representing several detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, describes the force feeding process being used on some hunger-striking men.

Listen as CBC's Carol Off talks to Remes about the reasons for the hunger strike, as well as the response by officials and medical practitioners.

Last week, a military official said 100 of the 166 men being detained at Guantanamo Bay were considered hunger strikers. According to The Associated Press, the U.S. military uses criteria like weight and how many meals a detainee has refused to determine whether they are on a hunger strike.

"There's never been a hunger strike of this scope or duration before at Guantanamo," says Remes.

With files from The Associated Press