The Vagaries of Moral Progress (10): Ramadan Compliant Force-Feeding

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Apparently this used to be funny

The United States military will likely show its benevolence toward the Guantanamo Bay detainees it’s holding in perpetuity and will only force-feed the hunger strikers at night out of respect for Ramadan. Currently 106 of the 166 detainees are on hunger strike, and 44 of them are twice daily strapped into a chair while a tube is threaded through their noses into their stomachs to prevent them from escaping detention through suicide. (source)

I do hope this is some kind of sick Onion-style joke, but I guess it’s not. More posts in this series are here.

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