Force-Feeding at Gitmo
Mos Def participated in a demonstration of the force-feeding procedures that more than 40 Gitmo detainees on hunger strike are being subjected to everyday. It’s less pleasant than you probably imagined.
The United Nations has already said this practice amounts to torture and violates international law. The notion that the Obama administration insists on keeping these people caged indefinitely without charge or trial is authoritarian enough. But to then say these people won’t even be allowed to protest their own mistreatment by going on hunger strike is beyond the pale.