Food fight brews at Guantanamo Bay


DOCTORS who assist in the force-feeding of hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay were accused last week of acting unethically, despite a government review that concluded prisoners are well cared for. Force-feeding has been used to combat hunger strikes by detainees at the US base since 2005, when over 80 inmates staged the first such protest. Hundreds of strikers have been put in restraint chairs, which have binds for ankles, wrists and shoulders, together with a lap belt and head restraint. They are then fed through a tube inserted into their nose. Those actions constitute “humiliating and degrading treatment”,
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