Actor/Activist/Rapper Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, took part in the force feeding procedure in protest against injustices being practiced at the Guantanamo Bay prison.
More than 100 of the 166 detainees being held at Guantánamo are currently participating in a hunger strike that began back in February. More than 40 of those prisoners are being force-fed, according to the latest word from the U.S. Navy. What does that force-feeding look like? Yasiin Bey—the actor, activist, and rapper better known as Mos Def—teamed up with human rights group Reprieve to show us. What followed is difficult to watch, but then again it’s supposed to be.
The process takes on average 2 hours to complete and occurs twice a day. The Guardian was present with the cameras rolling as Yasiin had to endure the simulation of being force fed, where he was strapped down and had a tube shoved up his nose and down his throat.
What do you think of the procedure?
Should The Force Feeding Process be Stopped?