Attorneys this week told a federal judge in Washington, DC that a hunger-striking detainee being held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay has been painfully force-fed by authorities as a method of punishment.
Last week, a US military lawyer on the defense team for self-proclaimed 9/11-attacks mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army in protest of the “show trial” conducted by the US at Guantanamo Bay.
A Syrian national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay detention facility petitioned to stop his excruciating force-feeding, and demanded “civilized” forced ingestion after a “really evil” new team of guards roughly stuck tubes into his nose.
US District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered that her previous temporary restraining order to stop forcibly feeding Syrian Abu Wa’el Dhiab will not be reissued, due to the prisoner's physical condition 'swiftly deteriorating' due to a hunger strike.
The agonizing pleas of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who has been held by the United States and subjected to painful force-feeding for a decade are recounted in court documents published this week by a human rights attorney who visited him earlier this month.
Activists around the world joined the Gitmo Global Day of Action, demanding the prison be closed and an end to the indefinite detention of its inmates. They say President Obama has not fulfilled his promises as hunger strikes and force-feeding continue.