Tuesday, September 16, 2014

U.S. Navy nurse who objected to force-feeding Guantanamo hunger strikers faces administrative separation

A U.S. Navy nurse who refused on grounds of conscience not to participate in the forced feeding of hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay will not be prosecuted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice but could be separated administratively. Details here. Compare the current case of the 43 Israel Defence Force objectors. "It has been noted that a Board Inquiry, or administrative review, can keep details of the incident secret. A military trial, however, would have brought up questions about the military’s hunger strike policy and a debate about the medical ethics over force feeding."

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