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  • State capitulates to hunger striking terrorist's demands

    08/24/2016 3:51:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/16
    Terrorist Bilal Kayed, who was in administrative detention and is hospitalized at the Barzilai Hospital after hunger striking, has reached an agreement with Israeli authorities according to which he will be released from administrative detention and will stop his 70-day hunger strike. Kayed's lawyers reached an agreement with the state that his administrative detention will not be renewed after six months unless new information emerges which supports his staying in jail. The agreement will be brought before the High Court on Thursday as part of the petition presented by the terrorist against his administrative detention. Kayed, 35, a resident of...
  • FLASH: Bukovsky on Hunger Strike

    04/30/2016 9:59:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Diana West ^ | Diana West
    <p>The Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has been on hunger strike at his home in Cambridge for more than a week in protest at what he calls the “Kafkaesque” British judicial system.</p> <p>Bukovsky was charged last year with child pornography offences. He strenuously denies the allegations. In August he took the unusual step of suing the Crown Prosecution Service for libel: he is seeking £100,000 in damages and claims the CPS has “falsely and maliciously” hurt his reputation.</p>
  • Hunger-striking Hamas terrorist won't be released

    01/27/2016 3:49:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16
    A hunger-striking Palestinian security prisoner is to remain in Israeli jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, the country's top court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Court said it would not release Mohammed al-Qiq immediately but would follow his health on a daily basis. Qiq has been on hunger strike for 63 days over his detention under Israel's administrative detention law and his organs are at risk of failure any day, his legal team claims. The European Union on Wednesday said it was "especially concerned" about his deteriorating health. His lawyer Jawad Boulus asked the Supreme Court to release him but...
  • Israel frees Islamic Jihad terrorist who went on hunger strike

    11/04/2015 5:40:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Israeli authorities said late Wednesday they had freed Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian Arab terrorist who held a two-month hunger strike in an attempt to pressure Israel to free him. "Mohammed Allan has just been released," Sivan Weizman, a spokeswoman for Israel Prisons Service, said in a message quoted by AFP. Allan's father Nasser al-Din Allan told AFP earlier that he would take his son for a hospital checkup on Thursday. Allan was arrested in November 2014 and held under a measure known as administrative detention. He first began his high-profile 65-day hunger strike in June in protest of his administrative...
  • Islamic Jihad Threatens to End Gaza Ceasefire

    06/27/2015 2:42:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/15 | Dalit halevi
    Israel last August 26 ended Operation Protective Edge by sealing a ceasefire agreement with a confederation of terrorist organizations in Gaza, foremost among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad, but that deal now appears to be on the brink of collapse. Khaled Al-Batash, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, announced his organization may soon breach the agreement, in statements made during a speech to Islamic Jihad members at an event showing support for Khader Adnan, a jailed Islamic Jihad leader hunger-striking in an Israeli prison. Al-Batash said that if Adnan dies as a result of his hunger-strike, the...
  • This Time for Real? Hunger-Striking Terrorist 'About to Die'

    06/27/2015 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/15
    A Palestinian Arab terrorist held in an Israeli jail and on hunger strike for 53 days is in a critical condition and could die "at any moment," his lawyer said Saturday. "Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed to me," Jawad Boulos, legal counsel for the Ramallah-based Prisoners Club of the Palestinian Authority (PA) told AFP. He said he received a call in the middle of the night saying "that the doctors at the Israeli hospital, where Khadar Adnan is currently held, were on alert due to the deterioration of his condition." Khader Adnan has portrayed...
  • Loretta Lynch supporters stage hunger strike to urge confirmation

    04/15/2015 8:07:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Loretta Lynch is still waiting to be confirmed as attorney general, and her allies are hoping a hunger strike will do the trick. The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are launching the hunger strike – where groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department. Dubbed “Confirm Loretta Lynch Fast,” the new tactic is designed in the mold of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, organizers said.
  • Ebola crisis: Guinea hunger strike at village occupation

    11/11/2014 7:12:59 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 November 2014 Last updated at 09:31 ET
    Ebola crisis: Guinea hunger strike at village occupationA hunger strike has been launched in Guinea in protest against the military's presence in a village where an Ebola awareness team was killed in September. About 20 leaders from the southern Wome village are camping outside parliament since launching the strike. The "military occupation" of Wome had forced some 6,000 people to flee their homes, an opposition leader said. The government and military have not commented on the allegations.
  • Political Prisoners Threaten Large-Scale Hunger Strike

    06/10/2014 3:20:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/14
    Jawad Boulos, head of the legal department at the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, said that the prisoners have threatened that all political prisoners will join together in a large-scale hunger strike if Israel does not change its position on the newly passed ‘Life without Parole’ bill. At the end of his visit in the “Gilboa” Detention Center, Boulos said that the political prisoners, some of whom are already on a hunger strike, have said the strike would go on without limitations. ...
  • Judge will allow force-feeding of Gitmo prisoner

    05/23/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2014 9:01 AM EDT
    A federal judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that had stopped the U.S. military from force feeding a hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay naval base, saying the man’s life hangs in the balance. Late Thursday night, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said the military must be allowed to carry out force feeding in the case of Abu Wa’el Dhiab because of the “very real probability that Mr. Dhiab will die.” …
  • Angry Chinese families threaten hunger strike over missing plane

    03/18/2014 3:04:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 18, 2014 5:40am EDT | Maxim Duncan
    Beijing - Furious Chinese families threatened on Tuesday to go on hunger strike until the Malaysian government tells them the truth about the fate of their relatives aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Ten days after the airliner vanished an hour into its flight, hundreds of family members are still waiting for information in a Beijing hotel. Around two thirds of the 239 passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are Chinese. :snip: Speaking to reporters, a woman who had led the chanting held up a piece of paper with slogans...
  • Immigrant detainees on hunger strike in Washington could be force-fed

    03/11/2014 9:07:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    rt.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Reuters / Tami Chappell
    Up to 130 hunger strikers protesting for a fourth day against US deportations and conditions at a Washington State immigration facility were being evaluated by medical officials on Monday and could be force-fed, a federal agency said. Force-feeding "only happens when it is absolutely medically necessary," Andrew Munoz, an ICE spokesman in Seattle, told Reuters. "The main concern is to ensure [the hunger strikers] remain healthy." Some 130 immigrant detainees out of a total of about 1,300 were refusing food at the privately run Northwest Detention Center, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement. It added...
  • Mass murderer Breivik to hunger strike for better video games

    02/14/2014 8:56:39 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 23 replies
    Franse-Presse ^ | 02/14/2014 | Pierre-Henry Deshayes
    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games and other perks to alleviate his "torture"-like prison conditions, in a letter received by AFP Friday. The right-wing extremist -- who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage on July 22, 2011 -- enclosed a typed list of 12 demands sent to prison authorities in November. He also demanded the replacement of a PlayStation 2 games console for a more recent PS3 "with access to more adult games that I get to choose myself" "Other inmates have access to adult games while I...
  • 'I lived my way so I'm going to die my way': OJ Simpson 'goes on hunger strike in prison'

    02/13/2014 1:16:31 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 81 replies
    Mail Online ^ | February 13, 2014 | Staff
    OJ Simpson has gone on hunger strike in prison, saying, 'I used to live my way, and now I'm going to die my way,' sources have claimed. The jailed former football star, who is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison, is reportedly so depressed that he wants to 'just sit down in a corner and die'. Sources spoke to the National Enquirer about Simpson's hunger strike and worsening health. His attorneys have yet to respond to a request for comment. The source claimed that Simpson, 66, who is eligible for parole in 2017 after...
  • Liberman: 'Be Like the British - Let Terrorists Hunger Strike'

    12/25/2013 7:05:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) called for the recapture of Samer Issawi, the jailed terrorist who was released Monday after a 266 day hunger strike. Just after his release, Liberman notes that Issawi called for the kidnapping of IDF soldiers, saying "the release of prisoners will only be achieved through kidnapping and prisoner exchange deals, nothing will be achieved without that." ..... In 2002 Issawi was sentenced to 26 years in jail for terrorism, going free after a mere 10 years in the deal to free Gilad Shalit. After signing a promise not to return to terrorist activities, Issawi...
  • Israel Releases Hunger Striking Terrorist

    12/23/2013 8:19:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A terrorist prisoner who went on a hunger strike in order to pressure Israel to release him was released on Monday from an Israeli prison. According to The Associated Press (AP), Samer Issawi returned home to a joyous welcome from friends and family. Issawi’s on and off hunger strike lasted for more than eight months, until he agreed to a deal with Israel last April. Issawi agreed to serve eight months for violating bail conditions and then be freed to his Jerusalem home. On Monday evening, he underwent a medical exam in an ambulance parked outside the prison in northern...
  • US military ending Gitmo hunger strike updates

    09/23/2013 11:51:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2013 4:28 PM EDT | David McFadden
    U.S. military officials at the Guantánamo Bay prison announced Monday that they will stop releasing daily hunger strike updates because they say the number of protesters has steadily dropped to a core group of 19 defiant prisoners. For months, the U.S. military has issued reports each day listing the number of hunger strikers during one of the most sustained protests at the prison on the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The prison opened in January 2002 to hold “enemy combatants” in the early days of the war in Afghanistan. …
  • Prosecutors: DC trial can start without defendant

    07/23/2013 6:15:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2013 5:59 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    District of Columbia prosecutors say a German man charged with killing his elderly wife is forfeiting his right to be present for his own trial by engaging in lengthy hunger strikes, and a judge would be authorized to proceed without him. Albrecht Muth is awaiting trial in the August 2011 strangulation and beating death of his 91-year-old wife Viola Drath, a fellow German expatriate and journalist, inside the couple’s Georgetown row home. His periodic bouts of starvation, and resulting physical weakness and hospital stays, have delayed court proceedings and exasperated the judge and lawyers on both sides. …
  • Judge dismisses Guantanamo suit, but urges Obama to address ‘degrading’ force-feeding

    07/09/2013 9:27:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    A federal judge dismissed a suit from a Guantanamo detainee who argued that the government will infringe upon his religious freedom by force-feeding him during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, which begins Tuesday. Jihad Dhiab, a Syrian detainee who was cleared for release by the Guantanamo Review Task Force in 2009 but has remained imprisoned, sued with three other detainees over the military's policy of forcibly feeding detainees who are on hunger strike and lose a certain amount of their body weight ... U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia does...
  • US steps up efforts to break Guantánamo hunger strike

    06/22/2013 6:30:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Guardian, UK ^ | June 22, 2013 | Mark Townsend
    Shaker Aamer, last British resident held in camp, tells of harsh regime to break strikers' resistance Speaking last week from the camp in Cuba, exactly four months after he joined the hunger strike, Aamer said: "The administration is getting ever more angry and doing everything they can to break our hunger strike. Honestly, I wish I was dead." Although the military initially denied that there was a hunger strike inside Guantanámo, it now concedes that, of the 166 detainees, 104 are on hunger strike and 44 are being force-fed. Aamer describes his daily diet at Guantánamo as a cup of...
  • Guantanamo prisoner speaks of despair, hunger strike

    05/03/2013 4:19:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Google News/AFP ^ | May 3, 2013 | AFP
    Guantanamo Bay prisoner Obaydullah says he is "losing all hope" after joining a widening hunger strike in February to protest his indefinite detention at the US military jail. In his declaration, signed on March 27 but made public Friday, the Afghan prisoner vowed that he and his fellow detainees "plan to remain on strike until we are treated with dignity" despite the difficulties and health consequences. More than a month after Obaydullah's declaration was signed, 100 out of 166 inmates held at the prison on the remote US naval base in southeastern Cuba are on hunger strike, prison spokesman Samuel...
  • Palestinian ends hunger strike in Israeli jail

    04/23/2013 7:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2013 10:11 AM EDT | Diaa Hadid
    A Palestinian prisoner who refused food for eight months ended his hunger strike on Tuesday after reaching a deal with Israeli for early release, his lawyer and the military said. Samer Issawi began refusing food in August to protest his re-arrest last July. The 33-year-old Issawi became a symbol of the Palestinian struggle against Israel, and some demonstrations over his case turned violent. Attorney Jawad Bulous said Israeli military prosecutors agreed to release Issawi after he serves another eight months. … Issawi was sentenced in 2002 to 26 years in prison for his role in a series of shooting attacks...
  • Half of Guantánamo prisoners on hunger strike

    04/21/2013 11:27:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
    The U.S. military says just over half of the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are on hunger strike. … Army Lt. Col. Samuel House says 16 of the 84 prisoners are being force-fed and five have been hospitalized. He says none of the hospitalized men have life-threatening conditions. …
  • Gitmo Is Killing Me (Boston Marathon attack same day as NY Times op-ed on Gitmo hunger strike)

    04/15/2013 1:19:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/13 | SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL
    ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial. I could have been home years ago — no one seriously thinks I am a threat — but still I am here. Years ago the military said I...
  • Gitmo Is Killing Me

    04/15/2013 6:02:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2013 | Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel
    ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial. I could have been home years ago — no one seriously thinks I am a threat — but still I am here. Years ago the military said I...
  • PA: Israel Refused to Release Hunger Striking Terrorist

    04/14/2013 11:38:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/13
    Israel has rejected appeals to release a Palestinian Authority terrorist prisoner on a long-term hunger strike to the PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, the PA’s prisoner affairs minister Issa Qaraqea told AFP on Saturday. Qaraqea said Israeli officials told him that Samer Issawi, who has intermittently refused food for more than eight months, "is in critical condition and might die at any moment." Issawi, 33, was first arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 26 years for terrorist activity. He was released in the Shalit deal in October 2011, but rearrested in July for violating the terms of the release...
  • Landau: If Terrorists Want to Starve Themselves, Let 'Em

    02/25/2013 11:27:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13 | David Lev
    Water and Energy Minister Uzi Landau – who has a rich defense background, having served in the past as Public Security Minister – said that Israel should respect the wishes of terrorists who preferred to starve themselves, and not try to figure out ways to convince them to eat. “This hunger strike and the riots in their wake is just another provocation by the Palestinian Authority,” he said. “We must not panic.” Speaking to Arutz Sheva Monday, Landau said that the PA was going out of its way to cause riots, as a “greeting,” and a message, to U.S. President...
  • Postal workers continue hunger strike against proposed delivery cuts

    12/22/2012 3:42:05 PM PST · by traumer · 135 replies
    the hill/drudge ^ | 12/22/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Despite most of Congress leaving town for the holidays, postal workers are continuing a hunger strike protesting legislation to save the United States Postal Service (USPS) through budget cuts. The hunger strike began Tuesday and is expected to end late Saturday, according to The Washington Post. Six former and current postal workers, part of a group called Communities and Postal Workers United, are calling the strike “six days starving to save six-day delivery.” Their goal is to stop Congress from reducing postal delivery to five days a week. “We have to be on guard, to raise awareness and pressure the...
  • Terrorists in New Hunger Strike

    06/10/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Palestinian Authority Arabs serving time in Israel for terror-related offenses are planning a new hunger strike, the PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Isa Karake has announced. A previous hunger strike ended less than a month ago, when Israel caved in to several of the prisoners’ demands. The new hunger strike is to begin Monday and aims at obtaining release for three PA terrorists who never stopped the former hunger strike, Karake said. The three are Mahmoud El-Sarsak, Ikram El-Rihawi, and Samar El-Barq, who have refused to eat for 88, 60, and 40 days respectively. The PA is demanding that Israel...
  • Concession to PA Prisoners A 'Gesture' to Abbas

    05/14/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Chana Yaar
    The deal that ended the hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian Authority prisoners in Israel is a goodwill gesture to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the Prime Minister's Office says. Speaking for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, spokesman Mark Regev on Monday night called the deal brokered by Egyptian mediators a confidence-building gesture. The hunger strike by some 1,600 PA Arab prisoners in Israeli jails had lasted more than 40 days – and in the case of a few prisoners, past 70 days. Israeli security officials and representatives of PA terrorist organizations agreed to the deal after a meeting Monday at a...
  • MK Danon: Shin Bet Giving Terrorists 'Gifts'

    05/14/2012 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    MK Danny Danon (Likud) on Monday slammed a deal signed Monday between Israel's Shin Bet and hunger-striking Arab security prisoners being held on suspicion of terrorism. "This deal is a serious mistake," Danon said. "Rather than making things harder on the terrorists, they give them gifts." "The situation of security prisoners must be clear: no family visits, no special benefits, and key prisoners must be confined seperately," he added. "We would not allow a Hizbullah prisoner visits, and there is no reason to give Hamas prisoners visits," he said. "Both deny the existence of Israel." Danon told Arutz Sheva he...
  • Deal Ends PA Prisoners' Hunger Strike

    05/14/2012 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/12 | Chana Yaar
    A Palestinian Authority lawmaker says a deal has been reached with Israel to end a hunger strike by Arab prison inmates. The announcement confirmed a statement made earlier in the day by the Hamas terrorist organization that an agreement was in the process of being formulated. Hundreds of prisoners agreed Monday to end their strike after concessions were agreed to by the two sides, according to PA Minister for Prisoner Affairs Issa Qaraqe, who spoke with reporters. The agreement, brokered by Egyptian mediators, was reached at a prison in Ashkelon, with representatives of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and...
  • PA Prisoners Promise Riots Unless They Get What They Want

    05/12/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lev
    Terrorists and security prisoners being held in Israeli jails will riot unless their demands are met immediately, MK Jamal Zahalka threatened Saturday night. Speaking at a demonstration in Jaffa in support of security prisoners who are on a hunger strike demanding that Israel end the practice of administrative detention, and allow them more family visits. The demonstration was one of dozens that took place in Israel and PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria. Zahalka said that if Israel did not submit to the prisoners' demands, “the prisoners will soon begin to die, and we will have an intifada in the...
  • CSU students end hunger strike

    05/11/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Timothy Sandoval ^ | 5/11/12 | Timothy Sandoval
    A dozen California State University students officially ended their hunger strike today after about a week of fasting in an effort to get university officials to comply with demands such as a tuition freeze and a rollback of administrator pay to 1999 levels. At midnight Thursday, the students decided to end the strike due to health concerns, . . .
  • Islamic Jihad: Death of Hunger Strikers Will Start Intifada

    05/06/2012 10:56:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/12 | Elad Benari
    A leader with the Islamic Jihad terror group warned on Sunday that the death of any hunger-striking prisoner in Israel will start the third intifada. The official, Mohammad Al-Hindi, was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency as having said that the “battle of the empty stomachs”, in which more than 2,000 jailed Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist prisoners are refusing food, had overcome factional divisions. “This battle will be the gateway for Palestinian unity,” Al-Hindi told supporters of the hunger-strikers at a solidarity tent in central Gaza City. He urged cross-factional demonstrations to support the prisoners even if they lead...
  • Rearrested Terrorist Ends Hunger Strike

    03/29/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/3/12
    Terrorist Hana Shalbi, who was rearrested following her release in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange, ended her 43-day hunger strike, Thursday evening at the medical center of the Israel Prisons Service. The Islamic Jihad terrorist was protesting her rearrest. She was hospitalized because of a deterioration in her condition brought on by the..."
  • Media Turn Hunger Striking Terrorist Spokesman into Victim

    02/21/2012 3:48:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Islamic Jihad spokesman Khader Adnan said Tuesday he is ending his 66-day hunger strike after worldwide sympathy pressured the Justice Ministry to decide to end his administrative detention two months from now. Mainstream media have turned the terrorist leader into a victim and hero as he continued his hunger strike while under care in an Israeli hospital. The Islamic Jihad has been outlawed by the United States as a terror group. Eleven people were hurt Tuesday in a protest outside his prison cell near Jerusalem while he lay in his bed in Ziv Hospital, in Tzfat in northern Israel. Israeli...
  • Three Occupy D.C. members launch hunger strike

    12/09/2011 8:48:42 AM PST · by freespirited · 29 replies
    Wapo ^ | 12/08/44 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger strike Thursday, ceasing all eating in support of “D.C. democracy” and full voting rights for District residents. But not until after breakfast. Adrian Parsons, Sam Jewler and Kelly Mears began their fast at noon at McPherson Square Park in Northwest Washington. Their last meal consisted of carrot juice, spinach juice, stir-fried vegetables and tofu. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, protesters said they will sustain their hunger strike until D.C. is granted full voting...
  • Terrorist Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

    10/01/2011 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Thousands of Palestinian Authority terrorists in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Wednesday, AFP reported. The French news agency quoted the PA’s minister for prisoners, Issa Qaraqa, as having told reporters in Ramallah, “I can confirm that all the prisoners in Israeli prisons have begun a three-day hunger strike, which could be increased, as a kind of warning to the Israeli administration.” According to Qaraqa, the strike was a protest against the policy of solitary confinement, and was called in solidarity with a group of prisoners from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He said that “around...
  • More than 250 migrants on hunger strike in Greece [Muslim youthes]

    01/25/2011 4:53:18 PM PST · by americanophile · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AP Via Google ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 250 immigrants began a hunger strike in Greece on Tuesday, demanding to be legalized and challenging a Greek government crackdown on migrant trafficking. Some 200 immigrants, mostly from North Africa, launched the hunger strike at Athens University Law School after taking a ferry to Athens from the island of Crete. Supporters said 50 others went on a hunger strike in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Police are forbidden by law to enter university grounds without special permission. The Socialist government flatly ruled out considering the demands. "There is no intention and no possibility...
  • Glimpses of Guantanamo — Medical Ethics and the War on Terror (New England Journal of Medicine)

    12/15/2005 5:03:18 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 7 replies · 393+ views
    The New England Journal of Medicine ^ | December 15, 2005 | Susan Okie, M.D.
    On a rainy afternoon in mid-October 2005, a white bus climbed the brush-covered hills near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, carrying a group of visitors to Camp Delta, the desolate spot on the island's southern coast where the U.S. military holds more than 500 prisoners captured in the war on terror. It rolled through the detention camp's stockade-style gate and turned onto the dirt track inside the outermost of three high fences. Like others in the small group of civilian doctors, psychologists, and ethicists visiting that day, I peered through the bus's windows, eager for a glimpse of detainees. Since our arrival...
  • DREAM Act hunger strike spreads

    11/24/2010 2:53:27 PM PST · by freespirited · 64 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio News ^ | 11/24/10 | Melissa Ludwig
    University students across Texas this week joined San Antonio students in a hunger strike aimed at pressuring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to vote for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for students and soldiers brought to the country illegally as children. Started two weeks ago by a dozen students at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the hunger strike spread this week to UT campuses in Austin, Dallas, Arlington, Brownsville and Edinburg, as well as the University of North Texas in Denton, according to members of DREAM Act NOW!, the UTSA student...
  • Candidates Undergo Hunger Strike

    08/18/2010 5:48:01 AM PDT · by RetroSexual · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/10 | Kasie Hunt
    ....two congressional hopefuls have gone on hunger strike to demand a debate with Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.). "The hunger has almost disappeared except when there's food around and TV ads and stuff. The Hometown Buffet commercial is one of the worst. They are an all-you-can-eat buffet," said Mike Benoit, the libertarian candidate in the three-way race. The strike started with Democrat Ray Lutz, who said he got the idea from former California Rep. Jim Bates. Benoit immediately joined in. The pair are on their fifth day of a hunger strike they started at sundown on Aug. 12. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41193.html#ixzz0wxccdx3P
  • Cuban dissident ends 134-day hunger strike

    07/08/2010 1:54:57 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 7/8/10 | FERNANDO GONZALEZ and WILL WEISSERT
    SANTA CLARA, Cuba – Cuban opposition activist Guillermo Farinas ended his 134-day hunger strike Thursday, following signs the communist government is making good on its promise to release 52 political prisoners...
  • Starving for attention at UC Berkeley

    05/18/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 906+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/18/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    When some 20 UC Berkeley students announced on May 3 that they were launching a hunger strike to protest the new Arizona immigration law, they also issued a set of "demands." They demanded that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau denounce the Arizona law, rehire laid-off janitors and drop disciplinary actions against students arrested after a violent protest. You knew how the story would end before it ended. The administration would kowtow to student activists by agreeing to meet with them and behave as if their demands merited serious consideration. Most of the activists' impossible demands would remain unmet. Then - as happened...
  • Protesters end hunger strike at UC Berkeley

    05/12/2010 9:26:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 704+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/12/10 | Doog Oakley
    BERKELEY — UC Berkeley protesters ended a 10-day hunger strike Wednesday with a ceremonial meal of corn on the cob. The mostly Latino group of 18 students and workers went on strike in front of the administration building May 3 demanding school Chancellor Robert Birgeneau denounce Arizona's new law that allows police to question the immigration status of anyone they stop for other crimes. They also had a host of other demands. Birgeneau denounced the new law, but stopped short of the other demands until the strikers met with him Wednesday. During the strike four students had to be hospitalized...
  • Police break up UC Berkeley hunger strike

    05/10/2010 7:46:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 622+ views
    BERKELEY — UC Berkeley police this morning peacefully dispersed a gathering of hunger strikers who have been camped out on campus for a week, but protesters say they plan to continue their efforts. Students and others have been protesting on the front lawn of California Hall since last Monday. The 19 individuals on the hunger strike have demands of denouncing racist legislation in Arizona, creating a sanctuary on campus and ending retaliation against student and worker activists. A rally has been planned today at 3:30 p.m. to increase the pressure on the administration. In addition, regularly scheduled demonstrations have been...
  • BERKELEY: UC Workers Join Student Hunger Strike

    05/07/2010 12:23:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 591+ views
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 5/7/10 | AFSCME 3299 Press Release
    Saying the University of California's sharply misguided priorities call for unprecedented and unified action, two University of California employees represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299 have joined students in a hunger strike at the UC Berkeley campus. Today's action comes after workers last week called on prominent graduation speakers at UC campuses statewide to refuse to deliver their commencement addresses unless workers' demands are met (see list of demands below). Abel Salas, a gardener at UC Berkeley, and the latest addition to the hunger strikers, said, "It is the most important thing...
  • UC Berkeley students begin hunger strike

    05/03/2010 8:44:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 91 replies · 1,634+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/10 | Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    BERKELEY -- A group of UC Berkeley students started a hunger strike Monday to demand that the university oppose the new Arizona immigration law, drop disciplinary charges against protesters from the occupation of Wheeler Hall earlier this year, rehire laid off janitors and make the campus a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. Latino groups on the Cal campus called the hunger strike at noon Monday.
  • 1700 Iranian workers on hunger strike over unpaid wages

    10/11/2009 5:38:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 719+ views
    1700 employees of Wagon Pars Company in Arak have gone on a hunger strike to protest the company's failure to pay their wages and pension. ILNA's Kar news agency reports that this is the ninth protest organized by the employees this year. The workers have announced that if their demands are not met, they will block the highway entrance to the City of Arak. Mohammad Reza Madahi, deputy chief of the company's Islamic Workers Association announced: " 75 days of unpaid wages and retiree pensions and benefits" were the cause of the protests in the past six months. Wagon Pars...