The American Bear

Sunshine/Lollipops

I will never forget the first time they passed the feeding tube up my nose. I can’t describe how painful it is to be force-fed this way. As it was thrust in, it made me feel like throwing up. I wanted to vomit, but I couldn’t. There was agony in my chest, throat and stomach. I had never experienced such pain before. I would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone. I am still being force-fed. Two times a day they tie me to a chair in my cell. My arms, legs and head are strapped down. I never know when they will come. Sometimes they come during the night, as late as 11 p.m., when I’m sleeping.

Guantánamo Hunger Striker Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, Gitmo is killing me

Samir has been a prisoner at Gitmo for 11 years. He’s never been charged with a crime.