VIDEO: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Force-Fed Just Like Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

Yasiin Bey gets force-fed under Guantanamo Bay standard procedures.

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Warning: Some of you may find the following disturbing, to say the least.

Via The Guardian:

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.

People are peacefully protesting their indefinite detention, in many cases, without charges being filed against them, and they’re being prevented from even doing that.  Draw your own conclusions.   However, Yasiin has to be commended for using his notoriety to shine a light on what’s happening at Guantanamo and being doing in our name.  Reminds me of the time when the late Christopher Hitchens agreed to be waterboarded.

Here’s the video.  Oh, and notice it doesn’t work the first time. . .:

 

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