As the holy time of Ramadan begins, there are detainies still continuing their protest of Guantanamo Bay through a hunger strike. Out of the 100 people participating in the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, more than 40 are being forced to eat. A federal document complete with detailed instructions and procedures for force-feeding detainees has leaked and caused a stir. In collaboration with the Human Rights organization Reprieve, rapper/actor Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def volunteered to undergo the force-feeding procedures of Guantanamo Bay.
Bey is dressed in an orange prison uniform, has his shoes removed and is shackled. At the 1:43 mark a tube is force into his nose and he begins to cough and gag. His eyes begin to water and he gasps for breath as they restrain him further. A little more than a minute later he pleads with them to stop and breaks down into tears. The standard procedure goes on for almost two hours.
“The first part of it is not that bad but then I got this burning,” he says afterward wiping away tears. “And it get’s to be really unbearable, like something is going into my brain and it reached the back of my throat. I really couldn’t take it.”
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