I wasn’t surprised when I saw Yasiin Bey, someone I have had the sincere and profound honor of calling a friend for almost two decades now, volunteer to walk in someone else’s shoes, or, in this case, be tortured in the way more than forty human beings are on the daily in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, I wasn’t surprised. What shocked me was watching the actual procedure being imposed I have only read about. I was disappointed to see that this kind or torture was being carried over from the last administration despite our current head honcho’s promise to shut it down. Seeing it, almost experiencing the anguish along with Yasiin, was excruciating to witness, even for a few minutes.
According to 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. Read on here.