Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:47 am
Gitmo detainee challenges force-feeding procedures
In a court filing Tuesday, a 34-year-old Yemeni national who has been held at Guantánamo Bay since 2002 alleges that detainees have been force-fed up to a gallon at a time of nutrient and water. Another detainee reported that feeding sessions have speeded up, compressed into as little as 20 minutes.
The filing by lawyers for Emad Abdullah Hassan follows a federal appeals court ruling last month that left the door open for detainees to go to court over confinement conditions.
At the Justice Department, spokeswoman Allison Price said the court filing is being reviewed.