Muslim chaplain speaks out over Guantanamo hunger strike

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:866
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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 …

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