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Lawyer Seeks Halt to Guantanamo Methods

A lawyer defending a Guantanamo Bay prisoner said Tuesday he has asked a federal judge to immediately ban the use of restraint chairs and other aggressive methods to force-feed hunger strikers at the detention center, alleging they violate a new U.S. ban on torture. Defense attorney Rick Murphy said his client, Muhammed Bawazir of Yemen, was subjected to a “daily ritual of pain and humiliation” to halt his participation in the hunger strike at the U.S. military base in eastern Cuba, where some 490 men suspected of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban are held. Full Story

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