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    Mos Def Gets Force-Fed Through A Tube: I Got This ‘Unbearable’ Burning

    American hip-hop artist and actor Mos Def, also known as Yaslin Bey, appears in a video released by the British human rights charity Reprieve on Monday in which he undergoes the process of being force tube fed, similar to what hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay experience.

    The military reported on Monday that 45 of the 106 detainees on hunger strike at Gitmo are being force tube fed (what the military refers to as “on the enteral feed list”). Experts, human rights advocates, physicians, medical associations and even some U.S. lawmakers have either likened the process — which involves strapping the detainee to a restraining chair and force feeding via a tube that is inserted in the nasal cavity, run down through the esophagus and into the stomach — as torture or said it violates medical ethics and have called on it to end.

    The detainees themselves have described the “painful” process, with one reportedly describing it as as having a razor blade being shoved down his throat.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 03:13:12 PM PDT

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