Hunger Striking at Guantánamo and the Abusive Use of Forced Feeding

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 4:08 pm

Guantánamo Bay prisoners have been on a hunger strike for over two months. Some of them have, in that period, been subject to forced feeding by medical staff in the prison. But, a new report that examines the United States government’s recent history of torture and abuse of detainees in the global war on terrorism highlights hunger strikes in the prison camps and recommends that forced feeding come to an end because it is abuse.

 

Guantanamo Prisoner on Hunger Strike Seeks Relief in Court From ‘Reversion to Harsh Conditions’

By: Friday March 29, 2013 9:44 am

A Yemeni prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay prison, who has been participating in a hunger strike which has been ongoing for weeks, has requested “emergency humanitarian relief” from a federal district court because prisoners are being denied access to potable water.

The motion for emergency relief filed on March 26 by his attorneys asserts, “For the past three days, prison authorities have denied” Musa’ab Omar al Madhwani – “and others within his and one other cell block – access to potable water. When Musa’ab and his fellow prisoners requested drinking water, the guards told them to drink from the faucets.

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