Hunger strikes

July 06, 2020 - 7:15 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The release of Mohamed Amashah, a dual Egyptian-American citizen from Jersey City, New Jersey,...
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May 07, 2020 - 9:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A second member of a left-wing popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died of a hunger strike in protest of the government’s crackdown on the band, the group said Thursday on its Twitter account. Grup Yorum said bass guitarist Ibrahim Gokcek, 41, died in a...
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FILE - in this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks to students at the American University Cairo in the eastern suburb of New Cairo, Egypt. Pompeo "expressed outrage" to Egypt's president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in Egyptian prison, according to a state department spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, File)
January 19, 2020 - 10:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “expressed outrage” to Egypt’s president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in Egyptian prison, according to a state department spokeswoman. Pompeo’s sharp remarks signal the U.S. government...
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December 27, 2019 - 11:22 am
France's government has summoned Iran's ambassador to demand the release of two French researchers held in a notorious Tehran prison, and to express “extreme concern” about the health of one who is on a hunger strike. France considers the months-long detention of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal...
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Keiko Fujimori, right, is embraced by her husband Mark Vito Villanela after she was released from Santa Mónica women's prison in Lima, Peru, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The Constitutional Tribunal narrowly approved a habeas corpus request to free Fujimori from detention while she is investigated for alleged accusations she accepted money from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
November 29, 2019 - 10:52 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption. Peru's Constitutional Tribunal approved her release. Smiling...
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Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The relatives have started a hunger strike to demand the freedom of their relatives, jailed for protesting against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
November 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the jailing of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons. The...
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Ajay Kumar, 33, greets reporters and supporters after being released on bond from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Kumar went on a hunger strike for more than 70 days in July to protest his detention since August of 2018, enduring painful forced feeding through a tube in his nose. Kumar, from India, was initially denied an application for political asylum and ordered deported and is appealing the ruling. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
September 26, 2019 - 9:32 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An Indian immigrant who lost a third of his weight during a 70-day hunger strike over the rejection of his asylum claim won temporary release Thursday after a year in U.S. detention. Ajay Kumar, 33, bowed with his hands clasped together in a traditional Indian greeting as he...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol gets up after her interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Every movement is difficult for the exhausted and frail 31-year-old political activist, who on Wednesday ended a month-long hunger strike. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A wave of demonstrations in Moscow this summer has pushed a 31-year-old activist to the forefront of the Russian political opposition. Lawyer and activist Lyubov Sobol went on a hunger strike for a month to protest the refusal by officials to put her and other independent candidates...
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FILE - In this June 2018 file photo, protesters walk along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. A few Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
July 28, 2019 - 5:00 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. Lawyers and activists who spoke with the...
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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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