Thursday, July 4, 2013

Force-Feedings At Guantanamo To Continue During Ramadan

The US flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, in March. Bob Strong/Reuters/File

U.S. Rejects Call To Stop Force-Feedings At Guantanamo For Ramadan -- CNN

(CNN) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday refused to stop force-feeding prisoners at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during Ramadan.

In court papers rejecting a petition by detainees, the United States said the feedings provide "essential nutrition and medical care" and do not interfere with the detainees' religious fasting during Ramadan, the holy month that begins on the evening of July 8.

The tube-feedings will take place in the early morning and late evening to help detainees comply with Ramadan restrictions, said Navy Capt. Robert Durand, spokesman for the detention facility.

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More News On Force-Feedings At Guantanamo

U.S. asks court not to halt Guantanamo force-feeding -- Reuters
Guantánamo hunger strike: US to force-feed detainees during Ramadan -- The Guardian
Guantánamo hunger strike: Force-feedings won’t clash with Ramadan, US says -- Christian Science Monitor
Hunger-striking Gitmo detainees won't be force-fed during Ramadan -- FOX News
U.S. to keep force feeding Guantanamo detainees during Ramadan -- Politico
Prisoners Urge End to Guantanamo Force-feeding -- Time/AP
Guantanamo force-feedings to be synchronized with Ramadan fasting schedule -- RT
Guantánamo prison to synchronize force-feedings to Ramadan fast -- Miami Herald

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