Hunger strikes

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says that the health risks for Oleg Sentsov are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. (AP Photo, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for...
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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018 photo provided by paralegal Luana Mazon, Lidia Karine Souza, 27, hugs her 9-year-old son Diogo De Olivera Filho as Souza visited her son for the first time since they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border in late May. Her son remained in custody, much of it quarantined in a room because he had the chicken pox, and she has been told the soonest the boy could be released is late July. She filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration. An emergency hearing is scheduled for Thursday. (Courtesy of Luana Mazon via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 8:13 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 6 p.m. The plaintiff in a lawsuit against the separation of immigrant parents from their children says she hopes a judge's order will prompt the government to act quickly. A Brazilian...
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June 18, 2018 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's "deeply concerned" by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia. The State Department says the number exceeds 150 people. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. wants Russia to release them...
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February 28, 2018 - 7:49 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country. Hundreds gathered at a synagogue in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to express...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:44 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Fourteen imprisoned activists in Kuwait have ended a hunger strike, saying they succeeded in exposing the government's support for anti-government protests in Iran while barring them at home. One of the activists started the hunger strike on Jan. 3, while 13 others joined him...
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The Ukrainian Security Service officers detain Mikheil Saakashvili at the entrance of his house in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ukraine's prosecutor-general announced late Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 09, 2017 - 5:59 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike. Saakashvili, the former governor of the Odessa region who was stripped of his citizenship this...
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December 02, 2017 - 3:55 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish academic on hunger strike for nearly nine months to protest her dismissal after last year's failed coup has been released from jail. An emaciated Nuriye Gulmen was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for "membership in an armed terror group," referring to a...
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July 29, 2017 - 2:40 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The lawyer of a Lebanese man held in Iran since 2015 says his client has ended a 33-day hunger strike. Majed Dimashkiyeh sent The Associated Press a letter from Nizar Zakka announcing an end to his hunger strike following a request from his children. Zakka, who has permanent U.S...
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This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 10:09 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor said Monday. Xiyue Wang's arrest, which...
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This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 11:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor said Monday. Xiyue Wang's arrest, which...
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