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Sun May 18, 2014, 07:31 AM

Federal Judge Deals Major Blow to 'Years-Long Effort to Oppress Gitmo Prisoners'

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/17



Federal Judge Deals Major Blow to 'Years-Long Effort to Oppress Gitmo Prisoners'
- Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Published on Saturday, May 17, 2014 by Common Dreams

In a decision welcomed as "a major crack in Guantanamo's years-long effort to oppress prisoners," a federal judge on Friday ordered the United States to halt the force-feeding and "Forcible Cell Extractions" of a prisoner at the notorious offshore prison.

The order from District Court Judge Gladys Kessler also requires the U.S. to preserve videotapes of the FCEs and force-feedings of the inmate, Abu Wa'el Dhiab.

Forcible Cell Extractions or FCEs refer to when a team of guards forcibly remove from his cell a prisoner who refuses to submit to the torturous process of force-feeding.

According to Reprieve, a UK-based rights group that represents 15 Guantanamo prisoners, including Dhiab, the 42-year old Syrian was arrested in 2002 in Pakistani, where he and his family were living, and was turned over the the United States.

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bemildred May 2014 #1

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Sun May 18, 2014, 12:49 PM

1. The desperate need to control those men, to make them submit, is something to see.

"You can't die unless we say so!"

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