March 20, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Jon B. Eisenberg of Horvitz & Levy, LLP discusses the controversial methods used against Guantanamo detainees...US military personnel at Guantanamo Bay are grievously abusing hunger-striking detainees, using force-feeding techniques akin to a medieval form of torture ...[read more]
March 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Emad Abdullah Hassan filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that challenges the force-feeding procedures at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Hassan, who has been held in Guantanamo since 2002, alleges that he has been force-fed more than 5,000 ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to stop the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainees on a hunger strike. Shaker Aamer and three other detainees are currently engaged in a hunger strike to protest their ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Julie Deisher
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted permission on Tuesday for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to force-feed select inmates who are near death, even if the inmates had previously signed orders asking not to be ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied a motion by Guantanamo Bay detainees to end forced feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. The petitioners maintained that the practice was cruel and that it would interfere with their religious practices during the ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by Sydney Normil
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday denied a Guantanamo Bay prisoner's petition to end the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. Judge Gladys Kessler said the court lacked jurisdiction, but "It would seem to follow, therefore, that the President of the ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Four Guantanamo Bay prisoners filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Sunday asking the federal court to order the prison's officials to stop the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. In their motion, Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, Nabil Hadjarab and Abu Wa'el ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Military confirmed on Monday that 84 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on hunger strike, protesting their conditions and indefinite detention. The hunger strike began in February with just a few prisoners and has grown over the past weeks to include more than half of the detainees. ...[read more]
April 14, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Lawyers for prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay said on Monday that the US government has started to notify them when their clients participating in a hunger strike are being force-fed. The hunger strike, which has been ongoing since February, is a protest against indefinite detainment and the ...[read more]
February 12, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied Tuesday a petition by two Guantanamo Bay detainees to stop the force-feeding imposed on them during their hunger strike, ruling that the court lacks jurisdiction over the matter. The petitioners, Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bawazir ...[read more]

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