Category: Sondra Crosby

Guantanamo Bay detainees, including one who waged a long hunger strike, are sent to Saudi Arabia

Washington Post Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine A detainee who had been on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay for nine years has been transferred out of the facility, the Obama administration announced Saturday… Expert quote: “Ba Odah faces persistent, serious medical risk even without losing any more weight.” View full article

Guantánamo force-feeding amounts to punishment, detainee’s lawyers argue

The Guardian Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine Lawyers for a Guantánamo detainee argued in court on Monday that the US military’s forcible feedings of hunger-striking detainees were a method of punishment, not the medically viable procedure the government has long claimed… Expert quote: “It looks like medical care is being withheld because of disciplinary status and that […]

Military doctors urged to refuse force-feeding at Guantanamo

Reuters Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health George Annas, School of Public Health U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention camp because it violates their ethical obligations, two doctors and a medical ethics professor wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine on […]