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#Hunger Strike

# hunger-strike - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison
# Cairo
# Cairo

'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison

Jul 31st 2019, 7:22 AM 7,686 Views 7 Comments

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 Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Jun 15th 2019, 4:28 PM 18,477 Views 15 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald

Aug 5th 2018, 6:31 PM 19,292 Views 91 Comments

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
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

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

Sep 27th 2017, 1:39 PM 15,618 Views 25 Comments

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
# Concessions
# Concessions

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

May 27th 2017, 10:14 AM 10,687 Views 64 Comments

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
# Outrage
# Outrage

Israeli activists taunt Palestinian hunger strikers by having barbecue outside prison

Apr 22nd 2017, 12:54 PM 17,372 Views 138 Comments

“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
# Hunger Strike

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Mar 19th 2017, 2:25 PM 42,610 Views 148 Comments

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
# Heart Condition
# Heart Condition

Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital

Feb 23rd 2017, 6:03 PM 32,182 Views 177 Comments

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
# Not Our Problem
# Not Our Problem

Russia orders prison inmate on hunger strike to pay his own medical costs

Feb 13th 2017, 8:21 PM 11,932 Views 40 Comments

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
# Sligo
# Sligo

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

Nov 15th 2016, 2:11 PM 12,606 Views 109 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike in military prison

Sep 9th 2016, 10:52 PM 21,620 Views 85 Comments

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

# hunger-strike - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Irish prisons ran out of overtime cash in 1984 - so they started letting prisoners go early
# Off You Go So
# Off You Go So

Irish prisons ran out of overtime cash in 1984 - so they started letting prisoners go early

Dec 31st 2015, 6:00 PM 9,961 Views 8 Comments

The process was known as ‘shedding’.

# hunger-strike - Friday 13 November, 2015

Crucifixion and electrocution - the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa's captivity
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Crucifixion and electrocution - the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa's captivity

Nov 13th 2015, 3:26 PM 24,688 Views 181 Comments

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'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's hunger strike is 'unlikely to serve any positive purpose at all'

Jun 11th 2015, 10:45 PM 20,219 Views 213 Comments

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
# Water Protesters
# Water Protesters

"We are winning this campaign": Families tell water protesters to stop hunger strike

Feb 24th 2015, 7:05 AM 15,481 Views 194 Comments

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
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

A man in his 70s has gone on hunger strike to save his local post office

Dec 29th 2014, 9:46 AM 19,347 Views 53 Comments

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
# Conditions
# Conditions

Thirteen inmates who had been on hunger strike die of poisoning in Venezuela

Nov 27th 2014, 11:34 AM 13,667 Views 15 Comments

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
# Taking A Stand
# Taking A Stand

This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges

Oct 13th 2014, 10:55 PM 32,084 Views 165 Comments

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'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Trial of human rights activist 'based on scant and dubious evidence'

Sep 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,133 Views 4 Comments

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
# Mount Trenchard
# Mount Trenchard

Extra services put in place at Direct Provision centre after protests

Aug 30th 2014, 12:35 PM 7,390 Views 30 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa on hunger strike in Egyptian prison

Aug 17th 2014, 7:59 PM 16,251 Views 258 Comments

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
# Norway
# Norway

Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games

Feb 14th 2014, 9:12 PM 20,967 Views 99 Comments

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
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine: Jailed opposition leader goes on hunger strike as protests continue

Nov 25th 2013, 7:43 PM 5,600 Views 16 Comments

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
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding

Oct 18th 2013, 9:20 PM 6,420 Views 18 Comments

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
# Prison Camp
# Prison Camp

Hunger-striking Pussy Riot inmate says prison took away her water

Sep 27th 2013, 1:42 PM 11,995 Views 66 Comments

“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
# Prison Camp
# Prison Camp

Pussy Riot member on hunger strike over 'slave labour' at gulag-style prison

Sep 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,258 Views 64 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?

Aug 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 33 Views 61 Comments

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
# 2013 Lockout
# 2013 Lockout

Property tax hunger striker wants to block returning TDs from entering Dáil

Aug 6th 2013, 9:49 PM 14,706 Views 220 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

John Dundon murder trial to resume at Special Criminal Court

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 5,272 Views 0 Comments

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
# Property Tax

Tony Rochford ends hunger strike after doctor’s report

Jul 12th 2013, 9:05 PM 24,124 Views 108 Comments

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
# Tony Rochford

Property tax hunger striker: Meeting with Taoiseach must happen soon

Jul 9th 2013, 5:31 PM 10,597 Views 67 Comments

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
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

Jun 19th 2013, 6:35 AM 4,970 Views 5 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Dundon trial to begin as he is hospitalised following prison hunger strike

Jun 4th 2013, 10:27 AM 11,024 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike

Jun 1st 2013, 4:22 PM 8,614 Views 32 Comments

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
# Russia
# Russia

Jailed Pussy Riot member to go on hunger strike

May 22nd 2013, 1:20 PM 10,084 Views 48 Comments

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
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial

May 11th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,231 Views 29 Comments

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

Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# TAKING ACTION

Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike

Mar 3rd 2013, 1:30 PM 1,414 Views 1 Comment

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
# 1982 State Papers
# 1982 State Papers

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

Dec 29th 2012, 4:03 PM 9,009 Views 111 Comments

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
# State Papers
# State Papers

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

Dec 28th 2012, 12:42 PM 21,765 Views 240 Comments

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

VIDEO: Italian football player goes on hunger strike after match-fixing claims
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

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

Aug 12th 2012, 6:15 PM 5,012 Views 3 Comments

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

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