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US navy will not discharge nurse who refused to force feed Guantanamo prisoners

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2726 (Published 19 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2726
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The US navy will not discharge the naval medical officer, a registered nurse, who refused to participate in the force feeding of prisoners engaged in hunger strikes at the US naval station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the officer’s lawyer has said.

“Now he can go back to practicing nursing, finish out his time in the navy, and retire honorably,” said Ron Meister, the New York attorney representing the officer. The officer’s name has not been disclosed.

The case was brought to light last year after …

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