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American prisoners forcibly fed

June 7 2006

U.S. military commanders to develop guidelines, which allows force-feed prisoners on hunger strike.

Rules apply, above all, the American prison at Guantanamo in Cuba, where a recent increase in cases of refusal of the prisoners to eat in protest.

According to the instructions, now starving, if the refusal of food poses a threat to their lives, will be fed forcibly. In addition, doctors, psychiatrists can now watch the questioning, but they can not take direct part in it.

According to the military, the statement merely formalizes the practice is still used. All cases of denial of the humanity of prisoners Command says no flaws in the rules, and their unfair implementation of a single employee.

Recall that in late May at Guantanamo hunger strike, 89 people, four of them, prison officials had to force feed. There are currently 17 prisoners Guantanamo hunger strike, reports AP.

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