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USA: Ill-treatment/ health concern/ legal concern

, Index number: AMR 51/018/2009

Approximately 50 detainees held in military custody at the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are currently on hunger strike. The majority of the hunger strikers are being force-fed by the Guantánamo authorities. The force-feeding methods may amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. In addition, Amnesty International is concerned by reports of the use of excessive force against hunger strikers when being extracted from their cells, and the blanket use of the restraint chair during force-feeding, even in the case of detainees who do not resist.

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