Guantánamo Public Memory Project

This Week in Guantánamo: 2014 and 2004

June 18, 2014: A federal judge ordered that the government hand over videos showing a GTMO detainee being ‘forcibly extracted’ from his cell. The detainee, Mohammed Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is understood to be on a hunger-strike, and to be removed from his cell several times each week in order to undergo ‘enteral feeding,’ which has also been called force-feeding.


June 28, 2004: The Supreme Court declared that GTMO detainees had the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts. This historic ruling was the end result of several habeas corpus petitions filed on behalf of detainees by the Center for Constitutional Rights, and was generally known by the name of one of the petitions, ‘Rasul v. Bush.’


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