Videos open window on Guantanamo hunger strike

2014-06-15 07:28
A guard looks out from a tower at the detention facility of Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba. (AP)

A guard looks out from a tower at the detention facility of Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba. (AP)

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Cuba - The US military insists it employs only humane methods to keep hunger-striking prisoners alive at Guantanamo. That assertion is under new scrutiny this weekend due to a judicial order.

Attorneys for a Syrian prisoner have begun studying hours of video showing him being removed from his cell, placed in a restraint chair and fed through a tube.

They are looking for evidence of what he has portrayed as abusive force-feeding, akin to torture during a hunger strike.

US District Court Judge Gladys Kessler has ordered the military to turn over 34 videos of Dhiab being removed from his cell and fed. She has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to discuss the status of the case.

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