A liquid food substance is forced down a feeding tube placed inside the respiratory system of an innocent man. This man is one of the 15 detainees who participated in the hunger strike of early 2013 in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. At this international prison, detainees are stripped everyday of their basic human rights, and human beings worldwide are clueless as to what is occurring at the prison. In order to spread awareness, I will be discussing the background, United Nations interactions, and past solutions of this on-going conflict. .
First, the background of the prison - Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp was first established in 2002. Throughout episodes of conflict and tension between international parties, the prison inmates at Guantanamo Bay have reported torture and abusive treatment, according to Irene Khan of Huffington Post. In response to unjust treatment, prison inmates have retaliated through starvation. The retaliation made by detainees would only backfire; these hunger strikes would lead to the ongoing forced feeding punishment done by Pentagon officials running Guantanamo Bay. These feedings cause a strong inflammation of real life human beings in their nasal regions. Aside from force feeding, abusive treatment also includes but is not limited to abusive mishandling of religious items, seizing of legal documents, and destruction of family photos, all during what is considered a "routine cell search" according to reuters.com. The Obama Administration has vowed to end the international prison, but is failing due to the breach by Congressional Republicans that prevents the transferring of Guantanamo prisoners to major US detention camps. .
Second, I have the United Nations interaction - Ever since the rise of controversy in 2003, a year after Guantanamo's establishment, our previous UN Commissioner of Human Rights, Navi Pillay, stated that the United States part in the situation of Guantanamo Bay is a "clear breach of international law.