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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
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Canadian Crime Bill C10 Hunger Striker Questions Parliament's "Silent Treatment"

PRESS RELEASE OTTAWA, April 13, 2012 - Today is Day 31 of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen...
Apr 14, 2012 by Obert Madondo

Obert Madondo’s Indefinite Hunger Strike Against Canadian Government's Cruel Bill C-10 Law: Day 17 Update

My name is Obert Madondo. I'm an Ottawa-based activist, progressive political blogger and permanent resident of Canada....
Apr 7, 2012 by Obert Madondo


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