Yasiin Bey subjected to standard Guantánamo Bay force-feeding procedure in protest width=
Usually this is the part where I write “readers/viewers of a nervous disposition please turn away now”, but not today as I urge every single one of you to watch this and help make a difference.

Yasiin Bey aka the artist formerly known as Mos Def has joined forces with Human rights charity Reprieve to raise awareness on the barbaric and inhumane methods utilised at Guantánamo Bay.

Focusing on highlighting the practice of force-feeding and the US Government’s “equivocal” response over whether daytime force-feeding will take place during Ramadan, The harrowing clip, directed by Asif Kapadia, features Yasiin stripped of his garments, placed in a standard orange jumpsuit, strapped down and chained to chair while medical staff attempt to force a feeding tube through his nose directly into his stomach. The events during and following this bring Bey to uncontrollable tears and highlight the plight currently faced by at least 45 detainees currently.

Watch the clip below and then go to Reprieve’s website for more information and ways of getting involved.