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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Hunger Strike

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# London
Richard Ratcliffe on day 20 of hunger strike over wife’s detention in Iran
A vigil is planned for this evening outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London where Ratcliffe is camping.
# Russia
Alexei Navalny to end prison hunger strike
Alexei Navalny said he will continue to demand a visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms.
# Hunger Strike
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital
Navalny has been on a hunger strike since 31 March.
# Cairo
'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison
Inmates have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, Amnesty International has said.
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail
Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.
# Brexit
Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald
Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.
# Hunger Strike
Man caught with bomb during Queen's visit quits hunger strike after 11 days
He demanded to be treated as a political prisoner.
# concessions
Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest
The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.
# Outrage
Israeli activists taunt Palestinian hunger strikers by having barbecue outside prison
“The idea was to break them, make them hungry,” said a spokesperson for the group.
# Hunger Strike
'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'
Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.
# Heart Condition
Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital
His family say his heart problem has deteriorated.
# not our problem
Russia orders prison inmate on hunger strike to pay his own medical costs
Andrei Krekov said he went on hunger strike after being placed in solitary confinement.
# Sligo
Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process
The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.
# Wikileaks
Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike in military prison
She claims the military is refusing to treat her gender dysphoria.
# off you go so
Irish prisons ran out of overtime cash in 1984 - so they started letting prisoners go early
The process was known as ‘shedding’.
# Hunger Strike
Crucifixion and electrocution - the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa's captivity
The Dublin teenager is now on hunger strike, and says he will remain so until he is released.
# Egypt
Ibrahim Halawa's hunger strike is 'unlikely to serve any positive purpose at all'
The teenager said in a letter that he is “hit for every word I say that the officer doesn’t like” and “not allowed hug [his] own mother.”
# water protesters
"We are winning this campaign": Families tell water protesters to stop hunger strike
The call comes amid reports that the three protesters who had been on hunger strike – Paul “Ollie” Moore, Derek Byrne and Damien O’Neill – had ended their action.
# Hunger Strike
A man in his 70s has gone on hunger strike to save his local post office
Michael Kilgannon says he is feeling “fine” after 48 hours.
# conditions
Thirteen inmates who had been on hunger strike die of poisoning in Venezuela
The inmates broke into the prison infirmary and drank a cocktail of grain alcohol and prescription drugs.
# taking a stand
This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges
Gary Coleman plans to stay on the hunger strike until 25 October, when a march is planned against the charges in Cork.
# Egypt
Trial of human rights activist 'based on scant and dubious evidence'
Another female activist arrested after a protest in June is currently on hunger strike.
# Mount Trenchard
Extra services put in place at Direct Provision centre after protests
A small number of residents at the Limerick centre had gone on hunger strike.
# Egypt
Ibrahim Halawa on hunger strike in Egyptian prison
The teenager has been in an Egyptian prison for a year.
# Norway
Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games
The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.
# Ukraine
Ukraine: Jailed opposition leader goes on hunger strike as protests continue
Yesterday, tens of thousands protested in central Kiev in the biggest demonstration since the 2004 Orange Revolution overturned a rigged ballot and forced new elections.
# Guantánamo Bay
US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding
Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.
# prison camp
Hunger-striking Pussy Riot inmate says prison took away her water
“Without water a person dies in a few days during a hunger strike,” said 23-year-old Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
# prison camp
Pussy Riot member on hunger strike over 'slave labour' at gulag-style prison
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says women are forced to work 16-17 hours a day, get just four hours sleep, and endure repeated abuse at the prison camp.
Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?
Detainees eligible for release from Guantanamo Bay are caught in limbo: the US won’t accept them and foreign countries are reluctant to take in refugees who have been incarcerated with terrorists, writes Scott Fitzsimmons.
# 2013 lockout
Property tax hunger striker wants to block returning TDs from entering Dáil
Tony Rochford – who spent over three weeks on hunger strike over the new tax earlier this summer – is organising a new protest for the end of the Dáil recess.
# Courts
John Dundon murder trial to resume at Special Criminal Court
The trial of John Dundon, who is accused of the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick, had been adjourned for two weeks after a key witness was hospitalised.
# Property Tax
Tony Rochford ends hunger strike after doctor’s report
Property tax hunger striker Rochford had not eaten for 23 days before last night.
# Tony Rochford
Property tax hunger striker: Meeting with Taoiseach must happen soon
Tony Rochford is on his 23rd day without food and feels his right to work is being denied.
# Guantánamo Bay
150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers
The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.
# Courts
Dundon trial to begin as he is hospitalised following prison hunger strike
John Dundon is due before the Special Criminal Court today charged in connection with the 2008 murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.
# pussy riot
Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike
Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days as the prison has met her demands.
# Russia
Jailed Pussy Riot member to go on hunger strike
The 24-year-old is one of two members of the opposition punk band serving two years in remote prison camps over an anti-Kremlin stunt in a church last year.
# Guantánamo
Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial
Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike, which entered its fourth month earlier this week.
Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike
Armen Nazaryan is making the stance in protest at wrestling being dumped from the 2020 Olympics.