undefined
The video gives a raw and visceral look at how prisoners on hunger strike are fed against their will twice daily.

In a shockingly graphic and powerful demonstration, the rapper, actor, and activist Yasiin Bey—better known as Mos Def—was force-fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure.

Filmed by the Guardian and published in time for Ramadan, the video gives a raw and visceral look at how prisoners on hunger strike are fed twice daily. More than 100 prisoners, many of which are Muslim, are being held Guantánamo Bay, and since March, between 40 to 100 prisoners have been on hunger strike in protest against the U.S. government and their seemingly endless captivity.

According to the Guardian, 44 individuals are currently being force-fed against their will.

The prisoners are put through a brutal two-hour regimen that includes harnesses, chains, and a feeding tube. In the video, it clearly takes a toll on Bey, who calls for it to stop, tears in his eyes. The video ends with his clasping his head in hands, crying.

"I really didn't know what to expect," Bey relates in the video. "When the tube went in, the first part is not that bad. But then there's this burning. And it gets to be really unbearable. It feels like it's going into my brain. …

“I really can't take it."

GIFs made by Fernando Alfonso III using video by the Guardian

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
IRL
Male birth control is finally coming
Although there are a panoply of options available for female contraception—hey there, pill! Hiya, IUD! What’s up, female condom that looks like those rainbow-colored inner tubes you used to crawl through during third-grade gym class!—researchers have been trying to develop a form of male birth control for years, to no avail.
guantanamo bay
Google Maps thinks Guantánamo Bay detention camp is closed
In what can only be a technical glitch or a sad piece of wishful thinking, a search of “Guantánamo Bay detention camp” on Google Maps reveals that the military prison has been “permanently closed.” Which probably comes as surprising news to those being indefinitely held there, as well as President Barack Obama, who has spent his entire presidency promising— and failing—to shut down the controversial facility, an emblem of the U.S. “War on Terror.”
The Latest From Daily Dot Video
Group

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!