Former US Marine refuses food in prison
Former Marine and US citizen Trevor Reed, who attacked Moscow police officer two years ago and was sentenced to 9 years in prison, is on hunger strike.
"Trevor Reed went on hunger strike on November 4, 2021, in protest over being repeatedly placed in a punitive isolation ward, a practice which Reed sees as illegal, and other serious violations of his rights in the penal colony," his lawyers, Sergey Nikitenkov and Viktoria Buklova, told Russia's Interfax news agency.
According to the protocols of the detention of convicted criminals in Russian prisons, if the prisoner's health is in danger due to the actions of the prisoner himself, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia will use force-feeding.
This means that Texans can be tied to a hospital bed and inject nutrients with vitamins intravenously and through tubes directly into the stomach. This feeding method was invented back in the USSR and is now not used in practice. This method exists as a legend to suppress the will of a prisoner and force him to eat voluntarily.
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