Equally unacceptable is the forced feeding
of some detainees in order to intimidate or coerce other hunger strikers to stop fasting.
T h e 7 1 -ye a r -o l d refused food at high security Ashwor th Hospital on Merseyside in October 1999, but to keep him alive doctors initiated a forced feeding
Brady, who was jailed alongside Mira Hindley in 1966 for murdering five children, has been on hunger strike for several years, but is being kept alive by forced feeding
The World Health Organization (WHO), according to guidance on health in prison published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe,  including on forced feeding
of prisoners on hunger strike, referred to the revised World Medical Association's Declaration of Malta (Declaration on Hunger Strikers):
Lawyers report that to avoid this classification, which can result in isolation and forced feedings
, detainees are accepting meal trays but throwing out the food.