Hunger strikes

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April 03, 2020 - 10:36 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died on the 288th day of a hunger strike protesting the government's treatment of the band, according to a post on the group's Twitter account. Grup Yorum said singer Helin Bolek died Friday at a home in...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017 file photo, Dylann Roof arrives to a courtroom at the Charleston County Judicial Center in Charleston, S.C., to enter his guilty plea on murder charges. The white supremacist church shooter staged a hunger strike in February 2020 while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.” (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)
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February 25, 2020 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.” The 25-...
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FILE - in this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks to students at the American University Cairo in the eastern suburb of New Cairo, Egypt. Pompeo "expressed outrage" to Egypt's president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in Egyptian prison, according to a state department spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, File)
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January 19, 2020 - 10:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “expressed outrage” to Egypt’s president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in Egyptian prison, according to a state department spokeswoman. Pompeo’s sharp remarks signal the U.S. government...
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December 27, 2019 - 11:22 am
France's government has summoned Iran's ambassador to demand the release of two French researchers held in a notorious Tehran prison, and to express “extreme concern” about the health of one who is on a hunger strike. France considers the months-long detention of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal...
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Keiko Fujimori, right, is embraced by her husband Mark Vito Villanela after she was released from Santa Mónica women's prison in Lima, Peru, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The Constitutional Tribunal narrowly approved a habeas corpus request to free Fujimori from detention while she is investigated for alleged accusations she accepted money from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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November 29, 2019 - 10:52 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption. Peru's Constitutional Tribunal approved her release. Smiling...
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Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The relatives have started a hunger strike to demand the freedom of their relatives, jailed for protesting against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
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November 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the jailing of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons. The...
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Ajay Kumar, 33, greets reporters and supporters after being released on bond from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Kumar went on a hunger strike for more than 70 days in July to protest his detention since August of 2018, enduring painful forced feeding through a tube in his nose. Kumar, from India, was initially denied an application for political asylum and ordered deported and is appealing the ruling. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
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September 26, 2019 - 9:32 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An Indian immigrant who lost a third of his weight during a 70-day hunger strike over the rejection of his asylum claim won temporary release Thursday after a year in U.S. detention. Ajay Kumar, 33, bowed with his hands clasped together in a traditional Indian greeting as he...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol gets up after her interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Every movement is difficult for the exhausted and frail 31-year-old political activist, who on Wednesday ended a month-long hunger strike. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 16, 2019 - 3:09 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — After a monthlong hunger strike, it's a struggle for Lyubov Sobol to even raise her hands. Every gesture is difficult for the frail 31-year-old political activist. This summer's wave of anti-government protests in Moscow propelled her to the forefront of Russia's opposition movement...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol gets up after her interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Every movement is difficult for the exhausted and frail 31-year-old political activist, who on Wednesday ended a month-long hunger strike. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A wave of demonstrations in Moscow this summer has pushed a 31-year-old activist to the forefront of the Russian political opposition. Lawyer and activist Lyubov Sobol went on a hunger strike for a month to protest the refusal by officials to put her and other independent candidates...
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FILE - In this June 2018 file photo, protesters walk along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. An attorney for an Indian man seeking asylum in the U.S. says he has been force-fed at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as he approaches his sixth week of a hunger strike. His immigration lawyer Linda Corchado, who also represents two other hunger strikers, says they are trying to appeal or reopen asylum claims that were denied. ICE and the Justice Department declined to comment. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
August 15, 2019 - 7:26 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The text was alarming: "today medical start force feeding only with me. They put the pipe in my nose 3 time. My nose is bleeding and pain." Attorney Linda Corchado had feared this might happen when she heard her clients on hunger strike inside an immigrant detention center had...
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