Muslim chaplain speaks out over Guantanamo hunger strikeBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.866 (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:866
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Muslim prisoners at the US base at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike and some are being force fed, James Yusuf Yee, a Muslim chaplain and US Army officer who served at Guantanamo Bay for 10 months, told a meeting in New York last week.
Captain Yee's assignment at Guantanamo Bay ended in September 2003. He was then arrested and charged with espionage and crimes carrying a death penalty, but he was later cleared. He resigned from the army in January 2005.
Last week, Captain Yee told a crowded meeting sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights at New York University Law School that prisoners at …