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force-feed

(fôrs′fēd′)
tr.v. force-fed (-fĕd′), force-feeding, force-feeds
1. To compel to ingest food; feed forcibly, especially by mechanical means.
2. To force to assimilate: prisoners of war being force-fed the party line.
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The World Medical Association too released guidelines specifically to address force-feeding. It stated that if a prisoner refuses food, "he or she shall not be fed artificially."
A contemporary poster, left, showing the horrors of force-feeding; and, above, Lady Constance Lytton, who was subjected to the agonising treatment at Walton prison
The Assembly said in a statement on Monday that feeding induced by threats or coercion is inhumane and that it violates the 1975 World Medical Association Declaration of Tokyo which explicitly states that force-feeding is a crime and a form of torture and that doctors are not allowed to force-feed hunger strikers because that breaches the World Medical Association's rules.
It also asked the world medical institutions to condemn and criminalize the use of force-feeding method by the Israeli occupied authorities.
The reality is, not very many people understand the intricacies of force-feeding, and how it can cause major harm.
Force-feeding is the practice of feeding a person against their consent.
federal court to prevent his force-feeding by military staff.
Yes, author Eileen Lavine mentions the controversy over the cruelty involved in force-feeding geese and ducks, but ends on a generally positive note.
He should also reflect that the International Committee of the Red Cross and the American Medical Association oppose force-feeding of prisoners as a violation of medical ethics.
As a result, lawyers for four hunger strikers filed a motion Sunday in federal court in Washington, DC, asking a judge to intervene and stop prison officials from force-feeding the men.
Washington, May 4 -- The UN human rights office has condemned force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay, calling it 'torture' and a breach of international law.
MEPs from across Europe have joined forces with Compassion in World Farming calling for an EU ban on force-feeding of ducks and geese for the production of foie gras.