Hunger strikes

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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April 17, 2017 - 5:39 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An activist says more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons, including more contact with relatives, and an end to Israel's practice of detentions without trial. The protest began Tuesday...
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FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, Turkish co-chairman of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, or HDP, Selahattin Demirtas speaks with journalists after his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in Athens. The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party says he is embarking on a hunger strike to protest prison conditions, he said in a statement released by his party on Friday, March, 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
March 31, 2017 - 11:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party said Friday he has begun a hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Selahattin Demirtas said in a statement released by his People's Democratic Party, or HDP, that he would refuse food to denounce what he described as "...
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March 31, 2017 - 10:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party said Friday he has begun a hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Selahattin Demirtas said in a statement released by his People's Democratic Party, or HDP, that he would refuse food to denounce what he described as "...
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