Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay since 2002, recently spoke about his experience at the facility through an Arabic interpreter.
Regarding his experience in the growing hunger strike, he said:
“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.”