No. CV-17-02192-PHX-DGC.

United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Louis Jarges Akrawi, Defendant.

United States District Court, D. Arizona.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 1391
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 1391 Personal Injury
Nature of Suit: 360 Personal Injury: Other
Source: PACER

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

United States of America, Plaintiff, represented by Katherine R. Branch , US Attorneys Office.

Louis Jarges Akrawi, Defendant, represented by Carl Takei , ACLU, Christopher David Thomas , Perkins Coie LLP, Daniel Clayton Barr , Perkins Coie LLP, Sambo Dul , Perkins Coie LLP & Kathleen E. Brody , ACLU.


DAVID G. CAMPBELL, District Judge.

The Court held a hearing in this matter on July 13, 2017. The Court was informed before and during the hearing that (1) Defendant is permitting medical monitoring, including taking of his vital signs and urine and blood samples; (2) Defendant is taking hydration, a daily vitamin, and a thiamine vitamin; (3) Defendant will begin taking liquefied food, and perhaps solid food, but may resume his hunger strike — refusing to take liquefied or solid food — if he is not housed with his fellow Iraqi Chaldean Christians.

With the agreement of the parties, as stated on the record during the hearing, this preliminary injunction will require a continuation of (1) and (2) above, but will not authorize force feeding or the use of restraints. If Defendant refuses (1) or (2) above, the government may seek further injunctive relief authorizing the use of restraints to accomplish (1) and (2). If Defendant continues or resumes refusing liquefied and solid food, and the government concludes that he is in danger of serious injury or death, the government may seek further injunctive relief from the Court. The Court makes no decision today on how it will rule on future requests for injunctive relief.

IT IS ORDERED: The government, through competent medical practitioners, may conduct medical monitoring of Defendant Akrawi, including obtaining daily weight, vital signs, and urine and blood samples, and may administer to Defendant hydration, a daily multi-vitamin, and a thiamine vitamin. The government is not authorized by this order to use restraints in monitoring Defendant's health or administering hydration or vitamins, beyond the normal restraints incident to Defendant's detention.


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