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Guantanamo Force Feeding

Obama Administration Keeps Fighting To Keep Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos Secret

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration indicated on Thursday that it would seek to continue to keep secret heavily redacted videos showing a former Gu...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Obama Administration Is Still Hiding Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos, And A Judge Isn't Having It | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge who this week excoriated lawyers representing the Obama administration for their repeated attempts to delay the release ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Military Drops Case Against Navy Nurse Who Refused To Force-Feed Guantanamo Detainees | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Navy nurse who refused to force-feed detainees hunger-striking at the military detention center in Guantanamo Bay will not face discip...

What is the US Government Trying to Hide on Guantanamo Force-Feeding?

Ginny Sloan | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Transparency is a core component of JTF-GTMO's mission, a repeated pledge of the Obama administration, and a pillar of our democracy. The courts should force the military to live up to it.

Medical Treatment by Brute Force

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.

Justice Compared and Denied

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The great thing about living in the United States is that if you've gotten caught up in the criminal or military justice system you can go to court to seek redress. That's a lot different from the way it is in places like Iran where you can be arrested and held indefinitely without access to a lawyer or even knowing what charges you face.

Ryan J. Reilly

Inside The Gitmo Force Feeding Hearing The Federal Government Didn't Want You To See | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- On the fourth floor of a federal courthouse just blocks from the Capitol, two very different pictures are being painted of a 43-year-o...

Ryan J. Reilly

Judge Denies DOJ's 'Deeply Troubling' Request To Close Gitmo Force Feeding Hearing | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday denied the federal government's request to seal the courtroom for a hearing on the forc...

The Obama Administration Must Let the American People See Footage of My Husband Being Force-Fed in Their Name

Umm Wa'el | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Umm Wa'el

Last week, Obama administration lawyers filed a stack of documents in a case about my husband -- including sealed videos of him being taken to be force-fed at Guantanamo Bay. I don't think I could bear to see those videos. It shocks me, though, that the American people may never be given the opportunity to see for themselves what is happening in their name.

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos So 'Grim' That Lawyer Had Trouble Sleeping Afterward | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer representing a Guantanamo detainee on a hunger strike said Wednesday that she has had trouble sleeping after seeing videos of h...

Ryan J. Reilly

Appeals Court Grapples With Guantanamo Force-Feeding Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An appeals court panel in D.C. on Friday weighed whether it could or should end the force-feeding of detainees being held at military fa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Stops Daily Release Of Hunger Strike Numbers | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Military officials at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp announced on Monday that they would stop automatically releasing the numbers of det...

WATCH: Guantanamo-Style Force Feeding Comes Right To Obama's Doorstep

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo protester had a tube snaked through his nose and down his throat, with liquid nutrient pumped into his stomach just steps f...

Force Feeding Violates Basic Medical Ethics and Our Core Values

Donna McKay | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Donna McKay

As a nation, we must do better. We must respect everyone's human rights, including those of detainees in our custody and care. Holding people in detention indefinitely violates American values and our country's core principles of justice and fairness.

What the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Achieved

Jared Del Rosso | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Jared Del Rosso

Though so little in American politics has changed, the debate about Guantanamo feels -- and genuinely seems -- renewed.

Ryan J. Reilly

Senators To Obama: Force-Feedings 'Should Be Alarming To All Of Us' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to end force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay. "We ... encourage you to direct the De...

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Guantanamo Detainees See Big Change | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just in time for Ramadan, some detainees in Guantanamo's Camp Six are being allowed to return to communal living. Eighty-six days aft...

Ramadan Reflection Day 1: The Different Forms of Fasting

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

While I break my fast with with friends and family, the men and women of Guantanamo will have their fast purposely broken far away from any family -- some being detained now for almost a decade.

Obama Administration: Court Can't Intervene In Guantanamo Force-Feeding

Reuters | Jane Sutton | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, July 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. federal court has no jurisdiction and no legal basis to intervene in the force-feed...

Doctors Urged To Stop 'Aggravated Assault'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers a...

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Critics Of Guantanamo Force-Feeding Dismissed As 'Political' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A military physician who oversees the nurses who force-feed Guantanamo’s hunger-striking detainees told reporters visiting the remote ...

Matt Sledge

At Least 12 Guantanamo Detainees Cleared For Release Take Part In Hunger Strike | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- They are free to go, but they're going nowhere. One of the reasons the United States prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is in the mid...