US Navy Considering Discharge of Nurse Who Followed Ethics & Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoner

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:20 pm

An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners. Ron Meister stated in a [...]

A Navy Medical Officer’s Profound Act of Resistance to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Prisoners

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:43 am

A Navy medical officer recently refused to force-feed a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. It is the first reported act of resistance to the regime of force-feeding since prisoners went on hunger strike eighteen months ago. According to Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald, Navy Captain Tom Gresback confirmed “a recent instance of a medical provider [...]

Guantanamo Prisoners Cleared for Release Continue to Be Punished for Being Yemeni

By: Friday May 23, 2014 10:18 am

President Barack Obama stated in a speech in May of last year that he was lifting a “moratorium on detainee transfers” from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen so his administration could review each prisoner on a “case-by-case basis.” “To the greatest extent possible, we will transfer detainees who have been cleared to go to other countries,” [...]

Judge Orders Hundreds of Videos of Guantanamo Prisoner’s Force-Feedings to Be Preserved from Destruction

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 10:18 am

Hundreds of videos of force-feedings of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been ordered to be preserved by a United States district court judge. The judge has also ordered, for the first time, that the government halt the force-feeding of a prisoner temporarily. Until May 21, Judge Gladys Kessler ordered that the government be “temporarily restrained” [...]

Attorneys for Guantanamo Prisoner Want Newly-Discovered Videos of Force-Feedings to Be Preserved

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 12:31 pm

In the process of a lawsuit against the force-feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, attorneys for the human rights organization, Reprieve, discovered the military has recordings of force-feedings. Attorneys have demanded that a court order the government to preserve video evidence so the videos are not destroyed. Reprieve attorneys are representing Abi Wa’el Dhiab. He [...]

One Hundred Days of Hunger Striking at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 1:20 pm

It has now been one hundred days since prisoners being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison launched a hunger strike. According to theĀ Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg, the Pentagon says 102 prisoners are now on hunger strike, and thirty are being “tube-fed.” The hunger strike was sparked in February. As noted in a letter sent by [...]

UN Officials & IACHR Condemn US Government for Flagrantly Violating Human Rights at Guantanamo

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:23 pm

The indefinite detention of individuals at Guantanamo Bay prison, “most of whom have not been charged, goes beyond a minimally reasonable period of time” and “constitutes a flagrant violation of international human rights law,” theĀ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and a United Nations (UN) working group on arbitrary detention stated today. The condemnation also [...]

Obama’s Deluded Remarks Ignore His Role in Keeping Prisoners at Guantanamo

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 4:42 pm

There are steps President Barack Obama could take right now to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison camps, where prisoners currently engaged in a major hunger strike continue to be held in detention. Yet, Obama and his defenders insist Congress is solely responsible for why the prison continues to be open and why prisoners [...]

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