A Federal District Court judge has lifted an order barring the military from force-feeding a hunger-striking Guantánamo detainee. Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab, a 42-year-old Syrian citizen, has been held at Guantánamo for 11 years and nine months.
The judge "sharply rebuked the Obama administration for refusing to compromise over procedures she said caused "agony."
Charlie Savage for the New York Times:
Judge Gladys Kessler said ruling that she faced “an anguishing Hobson’s choice” involving the detainee, Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab: to keep the order in place as the legal fight continues and risk that he dies, or to lift it and allow the military to take steps to keep him alive using procedures that inflict “unnecessary” suffering.
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“The court simply cannot let Mr. Dhiab die,” she wrote, using an alternate spelling for the detainee’s name.
The force-feeding procedure involves strapping a detainee into a restraint chair and inserting a tube through his nose and down his throat. Liquid nutritional supplement is then poured into his stomach. Mr. Diyab, 42, a Syrian who has been held without charges at Guantánamo for nearly 12 years, was recommended for transfer in 2009-10 by a task force.
Here is the court document.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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