Back in May, I covered the hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay, which at the time consisted of 100 of 166 detainees. I noted how the American Medical Association (AMA) expressed concern that the force feeding of many of these detainees was contrary to medical ethics. A lawyer for one of the detainees described the force feeding practice thus:
“It can be extremely painful. One of my clients said that it’s like having a razor blade go down through your nose and into your throat,” Remes said.
It’s one thing to read about such practices, but it’s quite another to see them administered on another human being. Famous rapper and actor, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), decided to go through the procedure and videotape it. So here’s a look at what 44 detainees are being subjected to twice a day by the U.S. government. WARNING: the video might make you squeamish so be forewarned.