Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) is force-fed to support hunger striking detainees at Guantánamo Bay

Dayna Evans

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In a political protest against the inhuman trials that hunger striking prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are put through, Yasiin Bey (previously known as Mos Def) took part in a facsimile of the prison's procedure by getting force-fed himself. In conjunction with British news org The Guardian and civil rights nonprofit Reprieve, Bey sat through an incredibly painful process that is not unfamiliar to detainees at Guantánamo. The original article outlining the force-feedings of more than 40 of Gitmo's prisoners can be found here, and the video of Bey is below, but beware: it is not for the weak of heart.

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