Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More on the Guantánamo force-feedings

More from the CNN article:

As of Tuesday, 20 of 23 fasting detainees at Guantanamo were being fed liquid meals through flexible tubes inserted through their noses and throats, said Guantanamo spokesman Navy Cmdr. Rick Haupt. The strikers are protesting conditions at the camp and their open-ended confinement.

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A mass hunger strike began at Guantanamo in August 2005 and reached a peak of 131 detainees. Last year, the military started strapping detainees in restraint chairs during tube feedings to prevent the prisoners from resisting or making themselves vomit.

The restraint chairs constitute excessive force and coercion, Crosby said.

Speaking of wanting to vomit.....

Update:

Thanks to Digby and to Robert Cook, there is this article to compare and contrast.

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