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Judge Faults Gitmo Force-Feeding But Won’t Stop It

posted on July 10, 2013

Ben Fox of the Associated Press reports, “A U.S. federal judge ruled Monday that she lacks the authority to halt the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, while pointedly noting that the practice appears to violate international law and that President Barack Obama can resolve the issue.” The U.S. military plans to continue the force-feeding before dawn and after sunset to accommodate religious practices during Ramadan. “We will not allow them to commit suicide,” a Pentagon spokesman said. “Not with hoarded pills, not with hand-fashioned weapons, and not via self- or peer-imposed starvation.”

Read at Associated Press