Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Starving for Freedom: GITMO detaniees sue US over force feedings during hunger strikes (VIDEO)

Four inmates at the Guantanamo detention center are suing the American government over the facility's force-feeding procedure, claiming it is inhumane and a violation of their human rights.

Force feeding was introduced as a method of combating the ongoing hunger strike.

More than 40 prisoners are receiving food through nasal tubes, with a total of 106 participating in the hunger strike.

Robert Naiman, policy director at the Just Foreign Policy think tank, says US officials have no right to force feed the detainees, just like they don't have a right to hold them despite being cleared for release.

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