Hunger strikes

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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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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