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#Hunger Strike

# hunger-strike - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'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.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 15 June, 2019

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

# hunger-strike - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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 - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Man caught with bomb during Queen's visit quits hunger strike after 11 days

He demanded to be treated as a political prisoner.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest

The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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 - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections' Hunger Strike This post contains videos

'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.

# hunger-strike - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital

His family say his heart problem has deteriorated.

# hunger-strike - Monday 13 February, 2017

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.

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process

The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.

# hunger-strike - Friday 9 September, 2016

Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike in military prison

She claims the military is refusing to treat her gender dysphoria.

# hunger-strike - Thursday 31 December, 2015

# hunger-strike - Friday 13 November, 2015

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.

# hunger-strike - Thursday 11 June, 2015

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.”

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

"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 - Monday 29 December, 2014

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.

# hunger-strike - Thursday 27 November, 2014

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.

# hunger-strike - Monday 13 October, 2014

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.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 13 September, 2014

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.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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.

# hunger-strike - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Ibrahim Halawa on hunger strike in Egyptian prison

The teenager has been in an Egyptian prison for a year.

# hunger-strike - Friday 14 February, 2014

Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games

The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.

# hunger-strike - Monday 25 November, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Friday 18 October, 2013

US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding

Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.

# hunger-strike - Friday 27 September, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Friday 16 August, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Friday 12 July, 2013

Tony Rochford ends hunger strike after doctor’s report

Property tax hunger striker Rochford had not eaten for 23 days before last night.

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 1 June, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 11 May, 2013

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.

# hunger-strike - Sunday 3 March, 2013

From The42 Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike TAKING ACTION

Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike

Armen Nazaryan is making the stance in protest at wrestling being dumped from the 2020 Olympics.

# hunger-strike - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims

FG chairman Charlie Flanagan said Dessie Ellis’s refusal to discuss British claims that he was involved in IRA murders were “utterly disgraceful”.

# hunger-strike - Friday 28 December, 2012

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders

A newly-released British document claims that Ellis was involved in the murder of 50 people by the IRA in the north and south during the Troubles but he has rejected these claims.

# hunger-strike - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Italian football player goes on hunger strike after match-fixing claims Protest This post contains videos

VIDEO: Italian football player goes on hunger strike after match-fixing claims

Emanuele Pesoli has chained himself to the headquarters of Italy’s soccer federation.

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