Hunger strikes

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 - 11:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student 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 at Princeton University said on Monday. Xiyue Wang's...
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May 27, 2017 - 1:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days Nicole Englander said the prisoners declared an end to the strike Saturday morning. She said it came after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority...
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May 14, 2017 - 2:31 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti denies the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his cell and is preparing to see his protest "to the end" by refusing to drink water, his lawyer said Sunday. Khader Shkirat, speaking after the first...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, senior Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti appears at Jerusalem's court. Israel's Prison Service released footage on Sunday, May 7, 2017, that it says shows Barghouti, the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike, breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 07, 2017 - 3:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day. Assaf Librati, a spokesman for the...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An activist says hundreds of Palestinians participating in a hunger strike in Israeli prisons have begun taking vitamin supplements. The strike entered its 21st day Sunday. Israel says 890 prisoners are participating. Qadoura Fares, head of an advocacy group for...
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May 06, 2017 - 12:55 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pro-immigrant activists and the legal director of the ACLU of Oregon said Friday that officials appear to be breaking state law by holding people for federal immigration authorities at an Oregon jail where several of the detainees this week ended a hunger strike over what they...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after their statements in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 7:51 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, even though they did not discuss specifics about how to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Abbas said he believes the Trump administration can play...
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FILE -- In this April 23, 2017 file photo, a Palestinian protester holds a sling shot as he sits near a banner with a picture of jailed leader Marwan Barghouti that reads, "The architect of the uprising," following a protest supporting prisoners in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. An Israeli official said Monday, May 1, 2017, that the number of Palestinians prisoners participating in one of the largest hunger strike in years dropped to 870, from 1,300 a week earlier. Support for the hunger strikers who seek better conditions has gained momentum with West Bank marches and a social media campaign and has boosted the Palestinian leadership credentials of its imprisoned organizer, Barghouti. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
May 01, 2017 - 7:42 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Popular support for a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel has been gaining momentum with West Bank marches, sit-ins and a social media campaign showing video clips of celebrities from across the Arab world drinking salty water in solidarity. The...
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A Palestinian kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces following a rally in support of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
April 28, 2017 - 11:30 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers at demonstrations across the West Bank Friday in support of hundreds of prisoners observing the 12th day of an open-ended hunger strike, Palestinian health officials said. Palestinian Health Ministry...
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A Palestinian kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces following a rally in support of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
April 28, 2017 - 10:41 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of protesters were wounded at West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel, Palestinian health officials said Friday. Spokesman Anas Diek said three people were hospitalized, including one who was shot in the head by a rubber...
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