‘The repression is very real,’ one union advocate for the incarcerated said. The advocate also reported that a guard in a Wisconsin prison has encouraged other inmates to beat and rape an elderly hunger striker.
Gitmo detainees have been staging hunger strikes almost since the island prison opened. Prisoners, their counsel and advocates all say force-feeding practices are purposely painful and inhumane, but the U.S. government says it’s “safe-guarding” the prisoners’ health.
WASHINGTON --- Within the next two weeks Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is expected to rule on alleged abusive force-feeding at Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba. Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a 43-year-old Syrian national and the father of four children, sued the Obama administration in 2013