They note that Dhiab’s legal representatives, who have seen the tapes, said they were “extremely disturbing,” and that prominent organizations have denounced the force-feeding techniques as violations of medical ethics and human rights.
“The facts pertaining to these practices at Guantánamo should be available to Members of Congress,” they write.
“Ongoing secrecy is untenable. U.S. personnel at Guantánamo should not carry out policies that are contrary to American laws or values. We urge you to allow Members of Congress to view the video recordings of Mr. Dhiab’s and Mr. Hassan’s force-feedings and to take any action necessary to correct these practices.”
Alka Pradhan, a Reprieve attorney for Mr Dhiab, said in a media statement: “These Members of Congress have done what the President has failed to do: demand an end to the unjust secrecy over abuse at Gitmo. This call from Capitol Hill is as clear as Judge Kessler’s order. The White House must release the tapes without delay, so that Congress and the American people can see what’s being done in our name.”
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