The federal officials at an El Paso jail are reportedly using nasal tubes to force-feed the protesters, some of whom are so weak they cannot stand up.
In addition to having four decades of military experience, the retired four-star Marine general is also the highest-ranking military officer to ever have a child killed in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Among the prisoners being transferred is Tariq Ba Odah, whose eight-year hunger strike led to intensified scrutiny of the treatment that Guantanamo's detainees are subject to.
After three months without food, doctors warn that Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al Qiq risks organ failure and internal bleeding that could result in sudden death.
Military commanders reacted to an infamous detainee hunger strike and subsequent raid at Guantanamo with disdain and resentment, emails obtained by VICE News show.
In order to get to the bottom of things, the cops ordered a “basketful” of bananas—four dozen to be exact—and forced the jewelry snatcher to eat them all.
Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian lawyer and member of Islamic Jihad who nearly died during a two-month fast while in prison, was freed this afternoon.
Israeli doctors are refusing to implement a new law permitting the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. Rights campaigners say Mohammed Allan is now in a "near-death critical condition."
Israel has passed a law allowing the force-feeding of prisoners despite widespread criticism from human rights groups and the country's top medical organization.
A committee that advises the Secretary of Defense has recommended that military healthcare workers be allowed to bow out of medical procedures that violate their profession's code of ethics.