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A protester walks past the entrance of the Northwest Detention Center as people attend the Peoples Tribunal Against the Detention Center event organized by undocumented immigrants and formerly detained in Tacoma, Washington on February 26, 2017. / AFP / Jason Redmond (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)

Detained Illegal Aliens End 3-Day Hunger Strike

Illegal immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, stopped a hunger strike shortly before Easter Sunday. The detainees demanded more money for doing chores, better food, and medical care.


Hungary: 94 Migrants in Detention Launch Hunger Strike

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s immigration and asylum office says 94 of 102 asylum-seekers detained in a closed reception center have launched a hunger strike, demanding to be set free.

Cuba's dissident Guillermo Farinas speaks with an unidentified man outside his home in Santa Clara, Cuba, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Farinas was released by Cuban authorities after being detained for a second time on Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cuba’s Hospitals Won’t Take Hunger Striker Guillermo Fariñas, Daughter Says

“My father has been on hunger strike for 49 days. At this point, any hospital would taken him in urgently, but not in Cuba,” wrote the daughter of Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas on Wednesday, who has continued to refused to eat unless the communist dictatorship agrees to stop using violence against dissenters.

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas receives confirmation by mobile phone that he has been awarded the Sakharov Human Rights Prize by the European Parliament, on October 21, 2010 at his house in the city of Santa Clara, Cuba. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba: Guillermo Fariñas Rejects U.S. Demand to End 40-Day-Old Hunger Strike

Cuban dissident activist Guillermo Fariñas has rejected a plea from the second-in-command at the U.S. embassy in Havana to cease his now 40-day-old hunger strike, asserting that the communist Castro government has clearly decided to no longer intervene and to allow him to die.


Cuban Dissident Refuses Hospitalization on Day 9 of 24th Hunger Strike

Cuban dissident leader Guillermo Fariñas, a recipient of the European Parliament’s Andrei Sakharov Prize, was hospitalized Thursday on the eighth day of his 24th hunger strike. Fariñas was taken to the hospital unconscious and refused treatment upon waking up. He continues to refuse to eat or drink water.

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas sits at home in Santa Clara in this March 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/DESMOND BOYLAN/FILES

Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest

Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for hours for daring to inquire about the status of another dissident in custody.

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Report: Israel to Free Palestinian Hunger Striker Linked to Hamas

The Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian officials told local media on Saturday that Israel will soon free Mohammad al-Qiq, the journalist who has been on a hunger strike since being placed in administrative detention three months ago for alleged Hamas-linked activities. An

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Israel Suspends Detention Without Trial of Palestinian Hunger-Striker

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than two months, but he cannot leave hospital without permission. Mohammed al-Qiq, 33, was said to be

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Palestinian Hunger Striker can no Longer Speak: Lawyer

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – A Palestinian detained by Israel and on hunger strike for over two months has lost his ability to speak and most of his hearing, his lawyer and family said Sunday.  Mohammed al-Qiq’s condition is “very


Report: Cuba Force-Feeds Dissident, Ending 80+ Day Hunger Strike

The Cuban government has begun feeding political prisoner Vladimir Morera Bacallao “against his will,” his wife says, more than 80 days since he began a hunger strike protesting his arrest for hanging an anti-communist sign on his window.

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Missouri Professor Who Wanted News Photog Muscled May Lose Appointment

In a statement released Tuesday, the dean of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri announced that assistant professor Melissa Click may lose her “courtesy appointment” with the School of Journalism for her aggressive confrontation with student journalists.