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Mos Def Force-fed Under Standard Guantánamo Bay Procedure

Mos Def Force-fed Under Standard Guantánamo Bay Procedure
Tue, 7/9/2013
This article originally appeared on 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 organization Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure.

 
 

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