Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 29, 2014
Undertrial prisoners on Tuesday staged a hunger strike in Mathura jail but called it off soon after authorities promised them proper treatment.
World | Charlie Savage, The New York Times | Tuesday October 7, 2014
A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee told a U.S. District Court judge on Monday that the military's procedures for force-feeding prisoners who are on a hunger strike inflict "additional and gratuitous suffering" in order to coerce them to stop prot...
Reuters | Monday October 6, 2014
Iranian women in the Islamic Republic are banned from watching certain male sports events such as football and volleyball.
World | Reuters | Sunday October 5, 2014
An Iranian-British woman has gone on hunger strike in prison in Tehran to protest against her arrest for trying to watch a men's volleyball game, the opposition website Kalame reported on Sunday.
Friday September 19, 2014
Labour trouble seems to be brewing at Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIL) plant here with around 200 former trainees employed at the factory Friday deciding to go on hunger strike, led by Aam Admi Party (AAP).
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 28, 2014
The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 22, 2014
The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster was hospitalised Friday after mounting a 40-day hunger strike to demand a full independent inquiry.
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 | 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...