force feeding

Israel authorizes force-feeding of prisoners

Israel’s parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country’s medical association. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightist coalition weathered a lengthy parliamentary debate and the law passed with 46 lawmakers in favor and 40 opposed[…]

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News groups demand Gitmo force-feeding videos

Force-feeding videos from Guantanamo should immediately be prepared for release, media organizations said Monday, but the US government argued doing so would compromise national security. In early October, a federal judge in Washington ordered President Barack Obama’s administration to make public 28 videos showing inmates being fed by tubes inserted[…]

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US court hears Guantanamo force-feeding case

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavours for the liquid meal they must ingest, and well-behaved inmates sometimes are force-fed communally, a US court has heard. In a testimony outlining procedures at the US Naval base in southeastern Cuba, government officials described how prison[…]

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Indian MP force-feeds Muslim man on fast

There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports. The incident took place last week in the capital, New Delhi, when eleven Shiv Sena parliament members confronted[…]

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