‘Constant agony:’ Anti-torture activist undergoes public force feeding to protest Gitmo (VIDEO)

‘Constant agony:’ Anti-torture activist undergoes public force feeding to protest Gitmo (VIDEO)

An anti-torture activist underwent a nasal-tube feeding outside an appeals court in Washington DC to protest the abusive force-feeding of hunger strikers at and the practice of indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay.

  The feeding took place shortly after the US Court of Appeal for  the District of Columbia Circuit began considering a lawsuit arguing that force-feeding at  Guantánamo is a violation of human rights and religious  liberties.

  The activist who underwent the procedure, Andrés Thomas Conteris,  is currently on day 103 of a water-only fast to bring public  attention to the plight of prisoners at Guantanamo.

  Conteris, who has so far lost 57 pounds, told the Voice of Russia  that the nasal tube feeding is akin to torture.

“They are tortured because they do not give their consent. And  without giving consent I would call this, if it were a sexual  kind of analogy, it would be rape. And am I calling the Pentagon  rapists? No! I’m calling them serial rapists,” he said.

  Conteris characterized enteral feeding as the most painful  experience of his life.

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