Guantánamo Public Memory Project

This Week in Guantánamo: 2013 and 1994

July 8, 2013: A federal judge called on President Obama to address force-feeding at Guantánamo in the face of mounting allegations that the practice violates international norms, as well as legal bids from detainees seeking to block the practice during the Ramadan holiday.




Haitian refugees escape political persecution by boat before being transported and detained at Guantánamo. Courtesy Merrill Smith.

July 8, 1994: By noon Coast Guard cutters delivered 862 Haitians to Guantánamo after the political refugees were intercepted on the high seas, bringing the total number of refugees detained there to approximately 16,000 since mid-June of the same year.

One Comment to: This Week in Guantánamo: 2013 and 1994

September 20, 2013 3:27 pmruben arias wrote:

Hello Mr. Rojas. I am cuban rafter who spent a year in Guantamo Bay in 1994. I’d like to find a way to contact some of my mates. I am a lost rafter in Iowa.

Contact me if you can


Ruben Arias


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