Mos Def Attempts Force-Feeding in Gitmo Protest
He's unable to complete the process
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2013 10:16 AM CDT
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(Newser) – As force-feeding of 44 detainees continues at Guantanamo, Islamic leaders are calling on the US to halt the process during Ramadan, which begins today. (The prison has said it will perform the force-feeding at night during the holy month.) To underscore the point, actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, has been filmed being force-fed under standard Gitmo procedures—or attempting to be. In the 4-minute video, which was released to the Guardian, the star grimaces and moans as the procedure begins; after an attempt to insert the feeding tube fails, he begs "please, don't" and can't continue the process. He explains in the video, "It feels like something is going into my brain ... I really couldn't take it."

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slammer
Jul 9, 2013 12:42 PM CDT
send the sob on a one way trip to gitmo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
eridaj
Jul 9, 2013 10:41 AM CDT
It's definitely not the most pleasant experience in the world, but it's really not that bad. I understand Mos Def is making a statement here, but seriously. I fully agree that those detainees who were cleared of any charges should have been released years ago, but the medical staff there are doing the humane thing here. As long as the detainees are there, it's the medical staff's duty to do what they can to keep them alive and healthy, even if that means forced feeding to keep them from starving to death.
realitysuxeverything
Jul 9, 2013 6:34 AM CDT
Let them die...in fact, help them along a bit..