JUDGE ORDERS PENTAGON TO GET GUANTANAMO FORCE-FEEDING VIDEOS READY FOR RELEASE

Pentagon video editors are on the clock now that a federal judge has ordered that several hours of “disturbing” force-feeding videos from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay are to be redacted and prepared for public release before the end of next month.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued the ruling on Friday, ordering the government to complete the redaction process that she initially orderedmore than 10 months ago.

She set an August 31 deadline to prepare eight of the 32 tapes for release.

Kessler also ordered the government to redact an additional two compilation tapes before the end of September: one tape created by the government and one by attorneys representing Abu Wa’el Dhiab (pictured above) — a former Guantanamo detainee whose legal struggle has served as the catalyst for the pending disclosures.

 

Read at:   https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/10/judge-orders-pentagon-get-guantanamo-force-feeding-videos-ready-release/

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