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Federal judge says Pentagon may resume force-feeding at Guantanamo
Federal judge says Pentagon may resume force-feeding at Guantanamo

A federal judge in Washington has reversed her weeklong ban that prevented the Pentagon from force-feeding a terrorist detainee at Guantanamo Bay, saying she "simply cannot let [him] die." Judge Gladys Kessler also sharply criticized the military for not allowing the prisoner to be fed in a base hospital rather than strapped down at the prison compound. Lawyers for Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab, a 43-year-old Syrian, have been trying for nearly a year to get the federal courts to end the practice of force-feeding detainees on hunger strikes protesting their open-ended incarcerations. Diyab has been cleared for release, and although Uruguay has offered to take him, the Obama...

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