Hunger strikes

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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August 15, 2019 - 4:45 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for an Indian man seeking asylum in the U.S. says he has been force-fed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike. Linda Corchado, the lawyer for three of the men, says they are trying to...
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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. A few Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
July 28, 2019 - 5:00 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. Lawyers and activists who spoke with the...
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Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of detained Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, seen in poster, outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Saturday June 29, 2019, on the day he ended his 15-day hunger strike and his imprisoned wife also ended her own hunger in an Iran jail. Richard Ratcliffe has been camping outside the Iranian Embassing to support his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman convicted in 2016 and jailed for five years for alleged spying against Iran. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has ended her hunger strike after 15 days. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told the BBC that his wife had eaten some porridge with apple and banana. Richard Ratcliffe said Saturday he is "relieved because I wouldn't have wanted her...
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Richard Ratcliffe starts a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London Saturday June 15, 2019, where he is on hunger strike in solidarity with his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her "unfair imprisonment" in Evin Prison in Iran. British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday, who will also fast in support of his wife.(Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 12:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has told judicial officials she will refuse food but will drink water until she is granted "unconditional release...
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May 28, 2019 - 12:11 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a doctor in Ghardaia, which is where much of Algeria's minority Mozabite population lives, died on Tuesday...
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Tourists look the red paint on the wall of the Parliament building in Athens, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. A group of about 10 people threw red paint at parliament and set off a smoke bomb as Greece's Supreme Court heard an appeal against the denial of a temporary leave of absence from prison of a hunger striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killings of 11 people by the country's deadliest far-left group. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 21, 2019 - 4:15 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization. Dimitris Koufodinas, a hit man for the now defunct November...
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