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Down the tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay

Down the tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay

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A new report released today by human rights charity Reprieve uses Guantanamo detainees' testimony to expose the violent tactics being used by the Obama administration in an attempt to break the ongoing hunger strike.The report - Down the tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay – collates unclassified testimony from the men to expose the hunger strike from the inside, in the words of those engaged in it. The first-hand testimony is organised around themes that emerged from the men’s words, including force-feeding as punishment, Forcible Cell Extractions (FCE’s), forced medication and solitary confinement. The report shows the impact of the hunger-strike – some detainees have lost as much as a quarter (Shaker Aamer) or even a third (Ahmed Rabbani) of their weight. Others report health problems including chest pain, low blood pressure, and problems with their sight. More worryingly, it finds evidence of prison authorities using heavy-handed tactics in an attempt to break the strike ...
A new report released today by human rights charity Reprieve uses Guantanamo detainees' testimony to expose the violent tactics being used by the Obama administration in an attempt to break the ongoing hunger strike.The report - Down the tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay – collates unclassified testimony from the men to expose the hunger strike from the inside, in the words of those engaged in it. The first-hand testimony is organised around themes that emerged from the men’s words, including force-feeding as punishment, Forcible Cell Extractions (FCE’s), forced medication and solitary confinement. The report shows the impact of the hunger-strike – some detainees have lost as much as a quarter (Shaker Aamer) or even a third (Ahmed Rabbani) of their weight. Others report health problems including chest pain, low blood pressure, and problems with their sight. More worryingly, it finds evidence of prison authorities using heavy-handed tactics in an attempt to break the strike ...

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DOWN THE TUBES:
 The 2013 Hunger Strike atGuantánamo Bay
www.reprieve.org.uk Reprieve delivers justice and saves lives, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.
Reprieve, July 2013
 
3Reprieve, July 2013
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Executive Summary1. ‘Last chance saloon’: Causes of the present strikes.............................................62. Case studies of force-fed hunger strikers.............................................................73. Force-feeding as punishment...............................................................................94. Further punishment of hunger strikers................................................................155. Consequences..................................................................................................216. The legal and ethical context..............................................................................237. Actions and Recommendations..........................................................................26

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