Hunger strikes

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of detained Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, seen in poster, outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Saturday June 29, 2019, on the day he ended his 15-day hunger strike and his imprisoned wife also ended her own hunger in an Iran jail. Richard Ratcliffe has been camping outside the Iranian Embassing to support his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman convicted in 2016 and jailed for five years for alleged spying against Iran. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has ended her hunger strike after 15 days. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told the BBC that his wife had eaten some porridge with apple and banana. Richard Ratcliffe said Saturday he is "relieved because I wouldn't have wanted her...
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Richard Ratcliffe starts a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London Saturday June 15, 2019, where he is on hunger strike in solidarity with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her "unfair imprisonment" in Evin Prison in Iran. British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday, who will also fast in support of his wife.(Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 12:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has told judicial officials she will refuse food but will drink water until she is granted "unconditional release...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Dimitris Koufodinas smiles as he leaves Korydallos prison in western Athens. A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue "until the end" with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave from prison. A lawyer representing Koufodinas, chief hit man for the November 17 group that killed 23 people from 1975-2000, says her client will also refuse medical assistance. (Yannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP, file)
May 17, 2019 - 5:45 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's top prosecutor late Friday ordered a review of a decision to deny temporary leave from prison to a hunger-striking extremist who is serving multiple life terms for 11 murders by the country's deadliest far-left group. The move by supreme court prosecutor Xeni...
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March 04, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Immigration officials say two Indian men who were force-fed through nasal tubes while on a hunger strike inside a Texas detention facility have been deported. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the two detainees held at the El Paso Processing Center were deported to India on Friday. ICE...
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A photograph of the Russian cybercrime suspect Russian man Alexander Vinnik is on display on a screen during a press conference by his lawyers in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Zoe Konstantopoulou, the lawyer for Vinnik, suspected of bitcoin fraud and wanted by three countries says his health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike and criticized the Greek courts for holding him in custody for more than the maximum 18 months allowed. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 28, 2019 - 9:55 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The lawyers for a Russian suspected of bitcoin fraud and wanted by three countries said Thursday that the man's health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike, and criticized the Greek courts for detaining him for more than the maximum 18 months allowed. Lawyer Zoe...
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February 19, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers are calling for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on hunger strike. Reporting by The Associated Press revealed late last month that nine Indian men who were...
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FILE - This June 2018 file photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 2:02 pm
The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves...
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FILE - This June 2018 file photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. A hunger striker who is being force fed in an immigration detention center says three times a day he is being dragged out of his cell, and strapped to a table so that he can be force-fed through a nasal tube. The man is among a group of nine detainees in the El Paso facility who immigration officials acknowledged Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, are being hydrated and fed against their will under court orders. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
February 03, 2019 - 12:02 pm
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed there are now nine men — up from six earlier this week — being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso. One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old man from India who called The Associated Press on Friday, described being...
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This June 2018 photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. Federal immigration officials are force feeding some of the immigrants who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month inside the Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 12:25 pm
Immigrants around the country have staged hunger strikes over the past month to protest conditions inside detention facilities, prompting officials to force-feed six of them through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location, The Associated Press has learned. The El Paso Processing Center has become...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Scores of prisoners across Turkey have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November, a pro-Kurdish party legislator said Wednesday. Meral Danis Bestas, a legislator from the People's...
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