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US authorities call torture in Guantanamo a “cure” and a hunger strike a “fast”

US authorities call torture in Guantanamo a “cure” and a hunger strike a “fast”

The prisoners here have never been charged, they did not appear before the court and did not receive any sentences, but nevertheless they are in prison and subjected to torture. For the first time, the struggle of one of the Guantanamo prisoners for human conditions of detention reached the federal court. With details RT correspondent Marina Portnay.

Torture and hunger - this is how the realities of the notorious American prison in Guantanamo are most often characterized. It seems that for the first time in stories The US military will have to account for their actions in Guantanamo in federal court. A prisoner on a hunger strike, Emad Hassan, filed a lawsuit against US President Barack Obama to stop the brutal practice of force-feeding in prison. Lawyers for a seriously ill citizen of Yemen say that he was subjected to such feeding more than five thousand times and that a kind of medieval water torture was applied to him.

“In a short period of time, very large portions of fluid were poured into it through tubes that were inserted into the nose. Perhaps about two and a half liters per 30 minutes twice a day. This is a very painful procedure, ”says prisoner attorney John Eisenberg.

Water torture was widespread during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. During World War II, it was used by the Japanese military - ironically, against the Americans.

“This is the same torture, but only with 21-century technology. Now it is not the inquisitors with buckets who do this, but the doctors and nurses with the help of a force-feeding probe. Very often, a laxative is added to the nutrients, which causes prisoners to defecate during forced feeding. After that, they are not allowed to get out of the chair for two hours, and they have to sit in their own feces, ”describes Eisenberg's methods of American“ justice. ”

Thirty-four-year-old Hassan has been held at Guantanamo for 12 for years without charge. Seven years ago, Hassan began a hunger strike in protest against illegal detention. It is believed that the US military deliberately made forced feeding more painful to force him and other prisoners to abandon their hunger strike - the only form of peaceful protest they can afford.

“They pump fluid so fast that people start to vomit straight at themselves. All this continues in prison today, ”the victims of torture say.

But now there must be an end to what the United States does not even recognize. Such a turn of events can truly be called Orwellian. Guantanamo leadership was forbidden to use the word "hunger strike." Instead, any prisoner who refuses to eat will be regarded as “observing a long non-religious fasting”.

This stylistic innovation arose during the renaming of standard operating procedures of Guantanamo, which now have a very convenient name: “treatment of prisoners with insufficient weight”. One of the first told about this journalist Jason Leopold. According to him, compulsory feeding is now called enteral nutrition, and the US authorities are no longer obliged to disclose information on the number of those participating in "observing a long non-religious fasting." The only exception so far is Emad Hassan. His story will be told in the courtroom.
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  1. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov 25 March 2014 12: 23
    And even Americans call the use of ball bombs in cities a struggle for democracy! True, no one believes them!
    1. Gloria45
      Gloria45 25 March 2014 12: 48
      And the word "democracy" annoys only me, or maybe
      is it a new mass destruction virus?
      1. nika407
        nika407 25 March 2014 13: 31
        "I deviate from the text of my speech" - the president's victim when asked about a thousand killed ... no words.
      2. elga5
        elga5 25 March 2014 14: 09
        Not only you. In my foreseeable environment, this word has long become "indecent" - so it looks like a virus)))
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  2. il2.chewie
    il2.chewie 25 March 2014 12: 24
    Country in the Looking Glass. Everything is exactly the opposite
    1. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 25 March 2014 13: 12
      And about. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh resigned A corresponding statement he made, speaking from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada. At the same time, the deputies did not support the minister and refused to vote for his resignation.

      Earlier, on condition of anonymity, a deputy from the Batkivshchyna party said that the main contender for the post of the new minister is the first deputy minister, a native of the Lviv region, Bogdan Butsa. As the deputy explained, Tenyukh misinformed the country's leadership for two weeks, claiming that he was in touch with all the commanders in Crimea, and all of them "would stand to death."

      In fact, it turned out that not one of the leaders of the Ukrainian General Staff in recent weeks has even tried to contact the commanders of military units on the peninsula to set the task.

      The deputy also informed that Tenyukh's activities at the highest level were characterized as "treason". "At the same time, it is emphasized that the commanders refuse to carry out his instructions not only in Crimea, but also in units of the armed forces in Ukraine," the source added.

      According to him, the appointment of Buts "will also help smooth out the latent, but very acute conflict between the Defense Ministry, where the leading posts are still held mostly by immigrants from the" Russian "regions of the country, and the formed National Guard.
  3. konvalval
    konvalval 25 March 2014 12: 27
    OK! Obama and Co. go there for treatment and fast.
    1. Tarpon
      Tarpon 25 March 2014 12: 33
      Quote: konvalval
      OK! Obama and Co. go there for treatment and fast.

      And for one and their allies in NATO.
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    3. Gloria45
      Gloria45 25 March 2014 12: 58
      Another good person in the European Parliament
      1. Gloria45
        Gloria45 25 March 2014 13: 11
        By the way, this good uncle mentioned Snowden.
        And I thought, all these telephone wiretaps neither
        Is his gratitude to Russia? hi
    4. aleks700
      aleks700 25 March 2014 14: 17
      Yeah, so he fled. To Cuba. Right now. To Crimea!
  4. Stiletto
    Stiletto 25 March 2014 12: 32
    The classic of double standards in action. The USA "worthily" and consistently continues the work of those who wrote "Labor Free" above the entrance to the concentration camp.
  5. shelva
    shelva 25 March 2014 12: 32
    Medieval obscurantism, the Inquisition of the 21st century and Jesuits, this is what star-striped democrats spread. So that they’re raised.
  6. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 25 March 2014 12: 33
    Auschwitz in a new guise. And the world is sighted, but unseeing.
  7. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 25 March 2014 12: 40
    ... "the most humane" in the world prEzik-baranych ..., that's who should be judged - and in a noose, for the fact that all over the WORLD from his torture and unleashed wars, probably Millions of SUFFERED.
  8. sv68
    sv68 25 March 2014 12: 42
    a lamb and you, with your government, will be weak for a couple of months. torture beating hunger broken arms legs-chic rest-go relax. and heal-not a problem. One idiot in the world will become less
  9. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 25 March 2014 12: 48
    even American methods Hitler and K could not think of. express hope for a new Nuremberg.
  10. fregina1
    fregina1 25 March 2014 12: 54
    When the dollar collapses, the whole system collapses !!!! All 600 bases will not be needed by anyone at HRE! All the zadolises will rush to look for a new owner! All these profits and other Romanian poles will smile sweetly at Russia, looking for someone else to lie under! Interesting times are coming !!! The only question is - WHO DOES NOT COUNT more than 17 trillion American babos !!! A bunch of people will go bankrupt! And it is necessary that our reserves be in gold by this time!
  11. propolsky
    propolsky 25 March 2014 12: 56
    Dr. Goebels is resting! Another peace prize from the Nobel is curious.
  12. AleksPol
    AleksPol 25 March 2014 12: 56
    Well, and how do they differ from the Nazis. This is the same concentration camp. Although what is there to be surprised at the concentration camps of the invention of the Anglo-Saxons in the Boer War.
  13. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 25 March 2014 13: 07
    Such a statement is either idiocy, i.e. the extreme stage of dementia, or overt mockery.
  14. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 25 March 2014 13: 18
    US authorities call torture in Guantanamo a “cure” and a hunger strike a “fast”
    And I call the United States a parasitic formation on the body of mankind.
  15. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 25 March 2014 13: 18
    US authorities call torture in Guantanamo "treatment" and a hunger strike - "fasting."
    As well as "colonization" and "occupation" the USA calls the struggle for democracy and for ensuring its national security.
    And he calls the mass killings of civilians of a colonized country peacekeeping (anti-terrorist) operations designed to ensure human rights.
    And the export of material resources from the occupied countries, fair trade and partnership.
    It is already necessary to publish an explanatory dictionary of terms that are used in US foreign policy, so that it would be clear to the population of other countries.
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  17. SS68SS
    SS68SS 25 March 2014 14: 53
    .... This is the same torture, but only with 21st century technology .....

    Well, how do these shitty people and republicans differ from pirates and bandits who came in large numbers to America after Columbus. Who they were, they remained. The indigenous inhabitants of the Indians were massacred and practically destroyed, the Negro slaves were caught up, now they walk and are proud of their "history". But in fact, as they were cattle and beasts, they remained. Deceitful and cruel amerissos.
  18. kelevra
    kelevra 25 March 2014 15: 07
    Bastards, the successors of the Nazi methods of keeping prisoners. Even before Hitler, both the ghettos and the end of the camp appeared in the UK and the USA! The Americans will be worse than the Nazis, although they did not hide their crimes and said directly that they want to destroy as many unacceptable people as possible. bastards climb everywhere and leave devastated lands.
  19. GRAY
    GRAY 25 March 2014 16: 22
    Obama needs to be put in a cellar for life and fed bananas there rectally.
  20. GRAY
    GRAY 25 March 2014 16: 27
    Human rights activists set up a concentration camp. Hypocritical creatures their place in hell next to Hitler.
  21. Petergut
    Petergut 25 March 2014 18: 09
    It seems that for the first time in history, the U.S. military will have to account for their actions in Guantanamo in a federal court.

    Does anyone believe that a US court will call for a US military response?
  22. kaa1977
    kaa1977 25 March 2014 18: 50
    It seems to me that the Americans themselves are already tired of that democracy and the foreign policy of their country. Surely, a tangible split of opinions is present there. Obama will not last long, and they will not remember him well.
  23. voliador
    voliador 25 March 2014 20: 41
    Just something the grandmother herself does not want to relax in this sanatorium.