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Hunger strike News

U.S. professor preparing to engage in hunger strike ‘until death’ Special

San Francisco - Activists are rallying around a California man who will begin a hunger strike on May 13th in the hopes of forcing the government to begin dialogue about police brutality, releasing political prisoners, and its treatment of immigrants.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 13 comments

Utah man on hunger strike against gay marriage

A Utah man is starving himself in protest against same-sex marriage, which was recently legalized in the staunchly conservative state following a federal judge's ruling.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Inside Guantanamo Bay: New photos released

New photographs have now been released of the facilities at the United States Military's infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Obama's shame — Hunger strikes and the human rights record

During his 2008 presidential campaign, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to close Guantanamo Bay; the infamous Caribbean prison often associated with George W. Bush's War on Terror policies.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly - 10 comments

Yemeni protesters demand release of Guantanamo detainees

Activists and relatives of around 90 Yemeni prisoners held in Guatanamo Bay have demanded outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, the detainees’ release after being imprisoned for more than a decade.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments

Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike over loss of Qur’ans

Lawyers for inmates at Guantanamo Bay have stated that "all but a few men" in a camp at Gitmo are on a hunger strike after their Qur’ans and other personal belongings have been taken away from them and prayer time is not being respected.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Canada: Chief Spence in hospital after ending hunger strike

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence ended her six week hunger strike because of health reasons on Wednesday despite not meeting with both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston to talk about Aboriginal treaty concerns.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Jailed Iranian lawyer ends 49-day hunger strike

Yesterday, imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has allegedly ended her 49-day hunger strike, after the Iranian authorities conceded to lift a travel ban on her 12 year-old daughter.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 6 comments

Iranian asylum seekers sew up mouths in hunger strike, Germany

Four Iranian asylum seekers in Germany have taken an on-going hunger strike to the next level, by sewing their mouths shut. The men are part of a group of 10 that have been on hunger strike since March, protesting against their treatment by the state.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Palestinians urge Israel to talk as prisoner hunger strike grows

Jerusalem - CNN reports that a group representing the 1,650 Palestinians who are on a hunger strike to protest the conditions of their detention have urged Israel to open dialogue on the way prisoners are treated.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Bahrain's supreme judiciary refuses Danish transfer of al-Khawaja

Manama - Bahrain's supreme judiciary has released a statement rejecting a request from Denmark to transfer the jailed Shia human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja to Denmark. Al-Khawaja is close to death after staging a two-month hunger strike.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Kyrgyzstan prisoners sew lips shut, thousands on hunger strike

Hunger strikes in Kyrgyzstan prisons are all too common as prisoners live in deplorable conditions. In the latest hunger strike, 640 prisoners have sewn their lips shut.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Ontario farmer found guilty of selling raw milk

Toronto - Ontario farmer Michael Schmidt was found guilty of selling raw milk, a decision which overturns his 2010 acquittal of the same charge. In response, he has started a hunger strike.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves - 12 comments

Students in Chile stage hunger strike

Twenty students in and around the Chilean capital of Santiago are on a hunger strike aimed at pressuring the government to ensure a better education system.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

Canadian-Armenian youth on hunger strike in Toronto Special

Toronto - This weekend eight Armenian Youth Federation of Canada members are on a hunger strike just blocks away from the Turkish consulate on Queen's Quay in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Inflation leads to protests in India, teachers on hunger strike

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in the Indian capital of New Delhi over the ever increasing price of food. In the northeastern region, teachers have gone on a hunger strike because they want better pay.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

British protesters supporting detention centre migrants Special

Bedford - Protesters are supporting migrants who are on hunger strike at Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedford, England. Allegations of abuse have recently been made about the detention centre.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew K.Y. Cheng

Court rules that prison may continue force-feeding hunger striker

A Superior Court judge in Connecticut has ruled that prison officials in the U.S. state may continuing force-feeding a British man on hunger strike over what he claims is a wrongful conviction for rape.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 2 comments

Is India more unstable than Pakistan?

With world attention focused on Pakistan's struggles against the insurgencies of the Taliban and Islamist extremists, India's instability may be a larger concern.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Nine Teachers In L.A. Use Hunger Strike to Protest Layoffs

Yesterday a group of L.A. community activists and teachers announced they were starting a hunger strike to protest the states plan to layoff thousands of teachers.
In the Media by Raymond Bochman - 5 comments

Mia Farrow's hunger strike to support Darfur refugees

Mia Farrow is on a three-week hunger strike to support Darfur refugees. Today is Day 9, and reports say 75 people have joined her in the strike
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 10 comments

Journalist Roxana Saberi Still Jailed in Iran, on Hunger Strike

An American journalist, jailed in Iran, for alleged espionage activities, has begun a hunger strike, as her family and the U.S. government works to get her released.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 7 comments

Toronto Begins Hunger Strike For Tibet

A hunger strike is starting today in Toronto outside the Chinese consulate. Members of the Tibetan community in the Canadian city plan to have a daily hunger strike from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the foreseen future.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Brazilian Bishop On Hunger Strike Since November Suffers From Hypertension

A Brazilian Bishop has been on hunger strike since November 27 over plans by his government to expand the Sao Francisco river into the country's largest irrigation project. His health is deteriorating due to drastic weight loss and hypertension.
In the Media by Angelique van Engelen
 

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72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
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72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
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72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
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An image of hunger striker James Cosner.
James Cosner
An image of hunger striker James Cosner.
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72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
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72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
72 hour hunger strike by young Canadian-Armenians protesting Turkey`s Article 301
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Inmates in Block #3 of the San Miguel Prison in Santiago are in a hunger strike (Huelga de hambre). ...
Inmates in Block #3 of the San Miguel Prison in Santiago are in a hunger strike (Huelga de hambre). (TV screengrab).
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