Well I certainly didn’t expect this to be the first thing I watched this morning. In order to bring awareness to the barbaric practice of force feeding detainees at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Yasiin Bey agreed to be subjected to the procedure and allowed it to be filmed Human Rights organization Reprieve and filmmaker Asif Kapadia. Be warned before you watch, this is very graphic.
As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure
via The Guardian
While there are no doubt some bad motherfuckers locked away in this secretive U.S. concentration camp, many of the men being held there have already been cleared to leave, but can’t because no country will accept them. All of them prisoners exist in a state of legal limbo, denied the due process afforded to American citizens by our legal system.