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Letters, Feb. 5

Absolutely appalled

I am absolutely appalled at reading that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been allowed to force-feed detainees who have committed no offense other than coming into our country to seek asylum.

This treatment is associated historically with the worst of authoritarian prisoner handling. Another word for it is torture.

I am sickened that this is occurring in our country, which used to be a beacon of freedom for all and has become a sponsor of freedom for those favored by authorities with power and money. I have asked Rep. Greg Walden and Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to take immediate steps to end this barbaric practice.

Dolores Scheelen


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