India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday August 21, 2014
Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike in Manipur for 14 years against army atrocities, is sitting on protest just half a kilometer from a jail hospital from where she was released on Wednesday.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday August 21, 2014
Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike in Manipur for 14 years, will be released shortly from a hospital room where she has been kept for years.
India | Nida Najar, The New York Times | Wednesday August 20, 2014
A court in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur ordered the release of Irom Sharmila, an activist who has been imprisoned on charges of attempted suicide since she began a hunger strike nearly 14 years ago.
India | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike in Manipur for 14 years, will be released, a local court said today.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 18, 2014
Two years after Bogota's leftist mayor suspended bullfights at the capital's history-steeped bullring, a clutch of apprentice matadors is pressing for their reinstatement with a hunger strike.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 6, 2014
The attorney for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner from Syria cleared for release in 2009 says his health has deteriorated severely as a result of an ongoing hunger strike.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday July 16, 2014
A US Navy nurse has refused to force-feed prisoners who are on an extended hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, the first protest of its kind at the detention centre, a rights lawyer and US official said on Tuesday.
India | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with PTI inputs) | Monday July 7, 2014
Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh will stage a seven-day hunger strike at the Guna district headquarter in Madhya Pradesh starting today. He is protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 5, 2014
Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh today said he will stage a seven-day hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, to protest against the state government for not providing relief to farmers hit by natural-calamity.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Sixty-three Palestinian prisoners who have refused food for 62 days have suspended their hunger strike after reaching a deal with the Israel Prisons Service, their lawyer told AFP.
World | Reuters | Tuesday June 17, 2014
Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's office said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday June 10, 2014
A Thai political activist who has started a hunger strike in protest against last month's coup filed charges on Tuesday against junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha and members of the ruling military council for defaming the monarchy and acts of treason.
World | Reuters | Saturday June 7, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concerns on Friday about the worsening health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli detention and demanded that they either be formally charged or released immediately.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for the past 13 years, wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the situation in the state an...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday May 28, 2014
A former police chief whose decade-long imprisonment has been taken up as a cause by Venezuela's opposition said in a letter made public Tuesday that he is going on a hunger strike to demand his release.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 23, 2014
Eyes yellowing but sparkling with determination, Lateef Johar vows to carry on his month-long hunger strike until his missing leader is recovered -- or he dies and another young Baluch takes his place.
World | Associated Press | Thursday May 22, 2014
Fourteen fired Albanian civil servants have launched a hunger strike outside the government headquarters in protest at what they say is a politically motivated cull of workers.
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 21, 2014
More than 40 immigrants from India at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Texas have ended their hunger strike after a week of protesting their detention while seeking political asylum.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Monday April 21, 2014
Over 100 Indians - detained by US authorities for allegedly entering the country illegally to seek asylum - are on a hunger strike.
Press Trust of India | Friday March 28, 2014
The Nokia India Employees Union also said they would further step up protests post the Lok Sabha elections.