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FORCE-FED: Yasiin Bey undergoes the ordeal experienced by inmates in Guantanamo Bay

AMERICAN RAPPER and actor Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has released a video of himself undergoing a force-feeding demonstration of what detainees at Guantanamo Bay experience in reality.

Bey could only withstand the first part of the procedure, which the video claims is carried out twice-a-day on inmates in the American prison camp located on US territory in Cuba.

The four minute 20 second-film, posted on YouTube yesterday and shot in London on June 15, was directed by Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia and made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve.

In parts it is almost unbearable to watch as Bey squirms under restraint as a feeding tube is inserted into his nose and down into the throat.

The rapper’s muffled cries are excruciating, and the ordeal proves too much as he gasps “stop, it’s me” to show he is not acting.

After the experience, Bey says: “I really didn't know what to expect.

“The tube went and the first part wasn’t so bad, but then you get this burning and then it starts to get unbearable.

“It was like something was going into my brain and started to reach the back of my throat.

“I really couldn’t take it.”


FORCE-FED: Yasiin Bey suffers the procedure (contains disturbing scenes)

He concludes with: “My name is Yasiin Bey, and I’ve just taken part in a demonstration of a standard operating procedure for force-feeding detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Peace and good morning.”

Guantanamo Bay opened under the George W. Bush regime in reaction to the 9/11 bombings of the World Trade Centre.

Barack Obama promised before he entered the White House to shut it down, but it remains open.

Reprieve made the video to coincide with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast.

The group said in the video: “There are currently 120 inmates at Guantanamo Bay on hunger strike.

“44 are being force-fed against their will.”

The full procedure is claimed to “typically take two hours to complete”.

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