Guantanamo

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
U.S. attorney argued on Monday that force-feeding, which is widely considered a form of torture, that the practice is not a "painful procedure." (Image via Reprieve)
In the first ever challenge to the U.S. government's ongoing and abusive force-feeding and forcible cell extraction methods used at Guantanamo Bay, an attorney for cleared Syrian detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab said Monday that his client’s choice to hunger strike is the only way he has to protest peacefully. "It’s a cry of humanity from a person who...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Update 3:00 PM EST: Federal Judge Gladys Kessler on Friday ordered the U.S...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The government can withhold photographs and videotapes—some of which may...

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In the first known instance of U.S. military conscience objection at Guantánamo, a male Navy nurse has refused to continue taking part in the often brutal forced feeding of Gitmo hunger strikers, who consider the practice torture. News of the historic action, reportedly by a Latino captain, came from a Syrian hunger striker who is challenging the policy in court and described the nurse's evolution: "Once he saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking...