MSBNC's Chris Hayes reported on at least two women who claim they underwent the procedures without their consent while detained at an ICE facility in Georgia.
The move is part of the president's expedited effort to shrink the prison population as much as possible before January.
While the Immigration and Naturalization Service, now known as the Department of Homeland Security, was trying to deport me, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was arranging an exhibit honoring my contributions to hip-hop culture and society at large.
Secretary Johnson, as a student who recently received my diploma, I call on you today to allow students like Wildin to finish their high school education while their cases for asylum and their appeal processes play out.
Detainees and guards at the rural facility clashed last year.
The solution to the vexing moral, legal and logistical problems of Guantánamo is not to move it north but to shutter it entirely. Then and only then can we rectify a more enduring blot on the nation's global reputation by returning Guantánamo to Cuba.
“Today we’re focusing on how the immigration enforcement system intersects with our mass incarceration system,” Legend said in a video on Twitter.
Mitchell and Jessen conducted unethical research in an attempt to test the purported safety and effectiveness of their tactics. Engaging in torture-related experiments on human beings violates the absolute prohibition against torture and ill-treatment in both domestic and international law.
Finally: Last week, after a ten-year internal struggle, the American Psychological Association voted to ban its member psychologists from any involvement in national security interrogations and, more to the point, in torture.
In short, there is a problem with justice in the United States. Government resources are used to protect the privileged, and crimes are largely excused when they are committed by police, private security contractors, members of the U.S. military or intelligence agents.
However, the process that led to the selection of Guantanamo Bay to house detainees has not been publicly known. The Witness to Guantanamo project recently learned of the process through its interview of Pierre Prosper, Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues.
If the president is serious about wanting to close the prison, and I hope he is, here are some helpful suggestions.
John Yoo, author of the torture memo, has come forward with his own views on the rectal feeding of detainees.
The report states that CIA officers had already identified Asset X prior to Sept. 11. Within a few weeks of the attacks, the
Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.
Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.
It's time to wake up, speak out ... it's the right thing to do. It won't change the years so many men have lost in Guantanamo, but it is a move towards humanity, what is right and the law as the Constitution states.