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Bahrain MD convicted in protests on hunger strike

June 21st, 2012 Comments off

A doctor sentenced on charges of aiding anti-government protests in Bahrain says he has gone on a hunger strike.
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Veteran Palestinian hunger striker freed, family says

June 6th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian and Arab Israeli protestors wave the Palestinian flag and hold a poster picturing Thaer Halahla, in MayPalestinian hunger striker Thaer Halahla, who fasted for 76 days in protest at Israeli prison conditions, was released on Tuesday evening, relatives told AFP.

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Bahrain activist Khawaja to end 110-day hunger strike

May 28th, 2012 Comments off

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is to end his hunger strike on Monday eveningOpposition activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, facing a life sentence on charges of seeking to overthrow Bahrain's Sunni rulers, announced Monday ending a 110-day hunger strike, as another rights campaigner is released on bail.

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Bahrain activist ‘to end fast’

May 28th, 2012 Comments off

Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is said to be ending his 110-day hunger strike, as another detained activist, Nabeel Rajab, is released on bail.
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Egyptian detainees start hunger strike

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

Presidential candidate, Khaled Ali gestures as he speaks to his supporters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, May 20, 2012. Egypt's youngest presidential candidate has joined dozens of activists on hunger strike to protest the continued detention of more than 300 people who face possible military prosecution. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)More than 100 Egyptians held since a mass arrest over two weeks ago began an open-ended hunger strike Sunday to protest their continued detention and the possibility they will face military prosecution, activists said.

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Egypt presidential candidate joins hunger strike

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

CAIRO -; An Egypt presidential candidate has joined dozens of activists on hunger strike to protest the continued detention of more than 300 people who face possible military …
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From a Palestinian political prisoner to his daughter

May 12th, 2012 Comments off
Mohammad sent me this: “hope all is well with you as always. I was hoping you’d post this letter, written by Thaer Halahle, to his daughter Lamar. It was just published this morning

As you probably know, Halahle is now on his 75th day of hunger strike in Israeli jails along with Bilal Thiab. Both men have never been charged with any crime.  Here is an English translation of the letter, for your readers, but obviously the original Arabic is more powerful:   Finally, a report on the callousness and basic lack of decency of Mahmoud Abbas and his thugs towards the prisoners families: I really hope you publish these.”

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Israel seeks deal with Palestinian hunger strikers

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

Clashes outside Ofer PrisonIsrael’s prison service has offered to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in a bid to end a mass hunger strike that has left several detainees close to death, sources told AFP on Thursday.

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10 Palestinian hunger strikers in hospital: envoy

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

A Palestinian supporter of Hamas attends a March rally in support of hunger striking Hanaa al-Shalabi (portrait)Ten Palestinian hunger strikers held at an Israeli prison have now been moved to hospital because of their deteriorating health, the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations said Friday.

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Hunger strikers in Israel appeal

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

Israel’s Supreme Court defers a decision on an appeal against their imprisonment by two Palestinians who have been on hunger strike for 64 days.
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