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US Admits 16 Guantanamo Detainees Being Force-Fed | Common Dreams


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, government, detention, u.s., usa, obama, red cross, strike, force fed )

Sherri
- 606 days ago - commondreams.org
"The Red Cross and other groups oppose force-feeding; they say prisoners have a right to choose whether they eat. The U.S. military position is that it would be inhumane to let prisoners starve."



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:37 pm
OUTRAGEOUS
 

Ros G. (86)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:50 pm
Thanks Sherri - this facility needs to be closed down immediately and permanently..wasn't there promise of this?
 

Sherri G. (117)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:36 pm
Yes, Ros there was but this isn't the only promise Barack has failed to keep. He said he would cut social security but he is via a Chain CPI. That cuts the average person receiving social security by about $150/month. I voted and donated to his campaign and he betrayed my vote. Likely will register Independent next general election. We have Senator Sanders and Warren who can so far always be trusted. Thanks for your comment.
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:04 am
Army Lt. Col. Samuel House released the hunger strike figure 77 of the 166 captives considered hunger strikers, 17 being force-fed via tubes snaked up their nose and into their stomach in an email Saturday morning from the remote base a day after reporters left the island.

The hunger strike figure rose by 14 prisoners overnight. The military reported the hunger-strike figure at 63 on Friday.

A total of five captives were hospitalized Saturday, said House, deputy prison camps spokesman. None of the hospitalized captives "have any life-threatening conditions," he added.

Hunger strike figures have been steadily climbing since U.S. troops raided a communal medium-security compound at the prison camps a week ago, and placed about 65 captives under single-cell lockdown. Weeks before the detainees had covered up most of the prison's surveillance cameras and kept themselves largely out of view of their U.S. Army guards, the military said, stirring fears that some were planning to commit suicide.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/21/189253/nearly-half-of-guantanamo-prisoners.html
 

Ros G. (86)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:08 am
Thank you Sherri and Abdessalam for your input..politicians and their promises..if there was a special facility like this for them..not a word would be spoken..
 

Sherri G. (117)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:23 pm
Thank you Abdessalam for your update comment. Closing Guantanomo is yet another broken promise by our President. He promise not to cut Social Security for Seniors and the Disabled. He subsequently budgeted cutting Soc Sec with a Chain CPI. It is very disheartening to me. The president also promised to focus on "JOBS". He has not.
 

Sherri G. (117)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:25 pm
Thank you Ros for your comment. You cannot currently send a star to Ros because you have done so within the last day.
 

Ros G. (86)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 5:33 am
I am so proud of my parents teachings..they were teenagers in Germany during WW2. The things that they taught me were: never buy into a Government's hatred (propaganda) and they will say anything to woo you. I have never been disappointed by a Politician or a Political Party and I'm so grateful for that.
 
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