Monday, February 13, 2006

Food: The New Torture

The United Nations has decided that feeding hunger strikers in not tantamount to torture. When we do it, it is torture.
A United Nations' inquiry will call for the immediate closure of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees. [...]

The report calls for the United States to halt all "practices amounting to torture," including the force-feeding of inmates who go on hunger strike.
One imagines allowing them to starve to death would be decried as torture as well.


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