US immigration authorities admit to force feeding detained hunger striking migrantsBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l629 (Published 07 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l629
- Owen Dyer
US Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) has acknowledged that it is force feeding 10 detainees who are on hunger strike at a facility in El Paso, Texas.
Nine of the detainees are from India, and one is from Nicaragua. One of the detainees, a 22 year old man from India, called the Associated Press (AP) to describe the process.
Three times a day he is removed from his cell and dragged to a bed, where he is strapped down. he …