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Turkey under pressure over Kurdish hunger strike

Around 700 detainees at more than 50 prisons are surviving on salted or sweetened water and vitamins alone in a strike that has gained momentum since it began with several dozen detainees last month THE Turkish government is under increasing … Continue reading

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Safady Released After Two Hunger-Strikes Totalling 168 Days

Talking to his family and the massive crowds that gathered to greet him after his release, Safadi stated that his freedom was obtained “after an extended battle motivated by patience and determination”. He added that he did not receive any … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Pandits sit on hunger strike for govt jobs

Jammu, Jan 28 (PTI) Protesting against the J-K government’s alleged failure in filling vacant government posts, sanctioned by the Prime Minister under special employment package, hundreds of displaced Kashmiri Pandits today sat on hunger strike, prompting a minister to seek … Continue reading

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Thousands of CA prisoners refusing state-issued food in protest of maximum security conditions

Thousands of California inmates have joined a hunger strike that began last week at Pelican Bay State Prison, officials said. Prisoners at the specialized maximum security unit at Pelican Bay began refusing meals on July 1 in protest of their … Continue reading

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Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ completes 10 years of hunger strike

November 02, 2010 Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila Tuesday completed 10 years of her hunger strike to protest alleged rights violations by security forces, but still refused to break the fast. Sharmila, who earned the sobriquet ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’, … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Inmates on Hunger Strike in Argentine Prisons

BUENOS AIRES – At least 1,000 inmates at five different jails in Buenos Aires province are on a hunger strike demanding better prison conditions and protesting restrictions on the granting of parole, Argentine media said Tuesday. The protest broke out … Continue reading

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Qaraqe: Israeli prisons suppressing hunger strike

Bethlehem – Ma’an – Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe said the Israeli Prison Service has applied punitive measures to 36 Palestinian female prisoners in the Ad-Damun prison in response to a general hunger strike. Qaraqe said the IPS has … Continue reading

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Eta prisoners go on mass hunger strike

25 Jan The Basque Political Prisoners group (EPPK) announced that 742 of its members currently serving time in jails across Spain and France would refuse food in protest at what they call “cruel prison policy”. The group has called for … Continue reading

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Immigrant Detainees Staging Hunger Strikes to Protest Deplorable Confinement

August 7 When more than 60 prisoners at the South Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile, LA, began a hunger strike last week, in protest of the facility’s deplorable conditions, guards at the immigrant detention center placed at least six of … Continue reading

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