Guantanamo Joint Medical Group Hunger Strike Response Photos

The following photos were released May 2, 2013 by the 138th Public Affairs Detachment.  The photos depict Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Behavioral Health Unit and Joint Medical Group facilities where detainees are force-fed due to an ongoing hunger strike among more than two-thirds of the detainees.  The photos released by the military show soldiers trying to provide food to the detainees in Camp 5 and 6, then throwing the food away after it is refused by the detainees.  The photos also show “internal nourishment preparation” and a “feeding chair” used when force-feeding detainees.

The Behavioral Health Unit where the detainees receive psychological medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Outdoor recreation area in the Behavioral Health Unit where the detainees receive psychological medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10,2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Outdoor recreation area in the Behavioral Health Unit where the detainees receive psychological medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10,2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Detainee cell tier in the Behavioral Health Unit where the detainees receive psychological medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Guard Force soldiers unload and wheel in food items delivered to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp V to prepare for breakfast disbursement to detainees, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Guard Force soldiers unload food items delivered to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camps V and VI to prepare for breakfast disbursement to detainees. Dated boxes and marked containers designate items and freshness, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Guard Force soldiers unload food items delivered to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camps V and VI to prepare for breakfast disbursement to detainees. Fresh olives are part of standard food items delivered, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Guard Force soldier discards breakfast delivered earlier in the morning which was refused by detainees in Camps V and VI , Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Guard Force soldier discards breakfast delivered earlier in the morning which was refused by detainees in Camps V and VI , Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Feeding chair and internal nourishment preparation inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Feeding chair used during internal nourishment procedure inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10,2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Feeding chair and internal nourishment preparation inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Internal nourishment preparation inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Shackles restraint point between hospital beds inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Overnight medical stay area inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

Overnight medical stay area inside the Joint Medical Group where the detainees receive medical care, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 10, 2013. (Photo By Army Sgt. Brian Godette)

7 comments for “Guantanamo Joint Medical Group Hunger Strike Response Photos

  1. May 5, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Why is it necessary to feed the ones who want to kill themselves?

  2. Garl Retsnor
    May 8, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Joyce: It is necessary to torture them and take away their dignity by force-feeding them. That’s what “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom” (in the first picture) means.

  3. Dick Reilly
    May 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Photos fit for a evidence file for a warcrimes trial in the Hague. A ‘clinical’ enviroment Dr. Mengle would have felt comfortable in.

  4. Richard Gregory
    May 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    how,in the 21st century are methods like this allowed to happen

  5. claudia
    May 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    this is pure perversion!! and guantanamo should finally be closed down as it “dis-honours” the U.S. and every single american!

  6. May 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Let em starve themselves.

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