I will not give my opinion on whether it is good or bad. I state the facts. President Barack Obama ordered to close Guantanamo. He despised the practices at the detention center. He was so public about it before and after his first presidential elections.
And then what?
Over five years later they seem to be applying the same techniques!
Odd, isn’t it? Read more
The Sall Street Journal, May 23, 2014
Administration Ordered to Produce Video of Guantanamo Force-Feeding
Judge Criticizes Methods Used to Sustain Prisoner as Needlessly Cruel
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Obama administration to produce video recordings of the force-feeding of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, after criticizing methods the Defense Department uses to sustain the prisoner as needlessly cruel.
“Thanks to the intransigence of the Department of Defense, Mr. Dhiab may well suffer unnecessary pain from certain enteral feeding practices and forcible cell extractions,” she wrote. “However, the court simply cannot let Mr. Dhiab die.”
Pentagon officials have ignored the judge’s suggestion that they leave Mr. Dhiab’s feeding tube in place, rather than removing it and reinserting it at each feeding, and stop the use of a restraining chair, said Katherine O’Shea of Reprieve, a London-based advocacy group that represents four Guantanamo detainees challenging the force-feedings.
Read more: at The Wall Street Journal