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Nurse refuses “criminal” force feeding of Guantanamo detainees

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4712 (Published 18 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4712
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. 1New York

A US navy officer and nurse has been reported as refusing to participate in force feeding detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

Cori Crider, an attorney with Reprieve, a London based legal defense group, said that her client, the Guantanamo detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab, told her that a nurse who at first took part in the force feedings was so upset with the process that he said he would no longer participate in what he called a “criminal act.”

The World Medical Association …

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