Guantanamo

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A British private security company that has been accused of numerous human rights violations has been handed a $118 million deal by the Pentagon to provide " operating support services " for the Guantanamo Bay naval base that houses the U.S. military's notorious prison. The Department of Defense announced earlier this week that G4S has been...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A nurse in the U.S. Navy has refused to participate in the force-feeding of...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
(Photo: Debra Sweet / Flickr Creative Commons)
Lawyers for the Obama administration declared in a court document filed Tuesday...

Further

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...

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