Editorial: Force-feeding at Gitmo une...

Editorial: Force-feeding at Gitmo unethical

There are 9 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jul 15, 2013, titled Editorial: Force-feeding at Gitmo unethical. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a guard talks to a Guantanamo detainee in the open yard in Camp 4 detention center on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Don From Canada t

Severn, Canada

#1 Jul 15, 2013
QUOTE FROM THIS ARTICLE;
Kessler said she had no authority to intervene in the treatment of Guatanamo prisoners, citing previous court rulings that courts had no power over the "conditions of confinement" of those "properly detained as an enemy combatant."
But the judge also said there "appears to be a consensus" that force-feeding violates international law, specifically Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which bars "torture or cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment."
In May, United Nations officials also hammered home this point, telling Agence France-Presse that the World Medical Association, of which the U.S. is a member, declared in 1991 that forced-feedings are a violation of medical ethics.
"Even if intended to benefit, feeding accompanied with threats, coercion, force or use of physical restraints is a form of inhuman and degrading treatment," the organization said. END OF QUOTE.

DOES THE USA GOVERNMENT CARE?- A RESOUNDING 'NO'!
Do the United Nations, and people from all around the world care?- A RESOUNDING 'YES'!
Does the US Position regarding the handling of the GITMO Detainees, affect the Credibility of the USA?
The answer, LOUD and CLEAR - WHAT CREDIBILITY?

“El mojon cherokee culipardo”

Since: Jun 13

tinsnip= defiantOne gilipollas

#2 Jul 15, 2013
REMEMBER 9-11

Feed the muslim terrorists to the S H A R K S !
Don From Canada t

Severn, Canada

#3 Jul 15, 2013
- Cherokee - wrote:
REMEMBER 9-11
Feed the muslim terrorists to the S H A R K S !
Gee that's an original idea - haven't heard it more than 20 times exactly the same -(this week)

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

Marco Island,Florida

#4 Jul 15, 2013
Forced-feeding in Castros Cuba

Dissident on hunger strike in danger of dying, Cuba says
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A prominent Cuban dissident on a hunger strike has developed a blood clot that could kill him, Cuba's government said in an unprecedented official report in the Communist Party state-run newspaper. Here's the report in state-run Granma, in Spanish, headlined "Fighting for life is our responsibility." (The English version of the site does not appear to have the article posted.)

In the report, a doctor who has been treating Guillermo Farinas said the dissident is fed nutrients intravenously and has gained weight since being admitted to the Arnaldo Milian Castro University Hospital in the city of Santa Clara. But infections and a recent clot that could block the flow of blood to his heart is putting Farinas's life in danger, Dr. Armando Caballero said.

The Granma story fills two pages in the eight-page newspaper but does not mention that Farinas is on a hunger strike to demand the release of political prisoners in Cuba. The 48-year-old psychologist and journalist began the hunger strikeFeb. 24; he was moved March 11 to the Milian Castro hospital, where he has access to a telephone line and a television. The dissident has carried out 22 hunger strikes in the last 15 years, reports said.

He has vowed to remain on hunger strike until all political prisoners and dissidents in Cuba are released.

Cuba usually ignores calls to release dissidents but has faced increased international pressure and protests on the island from the "ladies in white." The movement of mothers and wives of jailed dissidents grew after the February death of another hunger-striker, Orlando Zapata.

Late last month the Cuban government released one dissident, Darsi Ferrer. Ferrer had been jailed for 11 months for allegedly buying black-market cement. Critics said his punishment was excessive.

"The entire Cuban population buys black-market goods," economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe said.

-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City
Photo: A doctor treats Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas on March 5, 2010. Credit: Associated Press

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2010/...

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#5 Jul 16, 2013
ponte a trabajar balsero ocioso

“El mojon cherokee culipardo”

Since: Jun 13

tinsnip= defiantOne gilipollas

#6 Jul 16, 2013
Cherokee wrote:
ponte a trabajar balsero ocioso
comrade mojon, no sabes que significa eso, pa'ti trabajar es colectar foodstamps!

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

Since: Dec 06

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#7 Jul 16, 2013
balsero marico

“El mojon cherokee culipardo”

Since: Jun 13

tinsnip= defiantOne gilipollas

#8 Jul 16, 2013
Cherokee wrote:
balsero soy maricon
se sabe
coyote

Biloxi, MS

#9 Aug 6, 2013
Force Feeding of Inmates Non-Sensical.
All it does is allow inmates to POSE as martyrs, knowing that Obama won't let them die. On top of it, it gives the UN another soapbox to p*ss and moan about us.
Let them starve. Hang a slice of crispy, aromatic, bacon just outside their cells, so that they can really savor their martyrdom.
Then they can either give up the martyr act or die, either one a plus for US.

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