A Practice Goes on Trial: Force-Feeding a Detainee

 

The New York Times is reporting on the “force-feeding”trial being conducted this week:

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for a Guantánamo Bay detainee told a Federal District Court judge on Monday that the military’s procedures for force-feeding prisoners who are on a hunger strike inflict “additional and gratuitous suffering” in order to coerce them to stop protesting.

But a Justice Department lawyer insisted that the measures were devised only to keep prisoners healthy, and that the Guantánamo medical staff delivered “high-quality medical care” to the inmates.

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