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Two Palestinians end hunger strike after deal with Israel

Nov. 22, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Two Palestinian hunger strikers, including one who went without food for 131 days, on Monday suspended their strikes against Israel’s controversial policy of detaining them without charge after reaching a deal that will allow them to go free in the coming months, a prisoner rights group...

Jailed Georgian ex-president to end 7-week hunger strike

Nov. 19, 2021 13:10 PM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A lawyer for Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday that the imprisoned former Georgian president has agreed to end a seven-week hunger strike that has caused him neurological damage. Nika Gvaramia also said Saakashvili has agreed to be transferred from...

Georgia: Hunger-striking Saakashvili passes out in prison

Nov. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Georgia's imprisoned former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on a hunger strike for seven weeks, fell and lost consciousness Thursday, his lawyer said. Lawyer Beka Basilaia said he had been visiting Saakashvili in prison when he collapsed....

Group of Maine inmates end hunger strike over conditions

Nov. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EST

WARREN, Maine (AP) — Inmates in solitary confinement at Maine State Prison ended a hunger strike to protest living conditions, officials said Thursday. As many as five inmates started refusing meals Monday, and three had abandoned the effort on Wednesday, the Maine...

Video: Palestinian kids lined up for photo in Israeli raid

Nov. 18, 2021 14:17 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A video has emerged showing an Israeli soldier lining up school-aged Palestinian children and photographing them in a nighttime raid on their home. The video shines a light on the military's tactics in the occupied West Bank, which activists say violate Palestinian...

Georgians rally to back jailed ex-president on hunger strike

Nov. 15, 2021 13:53 PM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Georgian capital on Monday, demanding that authorities in the ex-Soviet nation transfer the jailed ex-president to a civilian hospital amid reports that his health is deteriorating after weeks of being on a hunger strike. ...

Husband of woman detained in Iran ends 21-day hunger strike

Nov. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The husband of a British-Iranian woman who has been detained for more than five years in Iran said Saturday that he is ending his hunger strike outside Britain's Foreign Office after 21 days. Richard Ratcliffe has been sleeping in a tent outside the...

Calls mount for Israel to free Palestinians on hunger strike

Nov. 11, 2021 13:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel faced growing calls on Thursday to release five Palestinians who have been on hunger strike for weeks to protest a controversial policy of holding them indefinitely without charge, including one who has been fasting for 120 days and is in severe condition. ...

Husband of detained Nazanin glum after UK-Iran meeting

Nov. 11, 2021 12:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The hunger-striking husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained for more than five years in Iran, said talks on Thursday between British and Iranian officials appeared to have made little, if any, progress on securing her release. Richard...

Lawyers: Ex-Marine in prison in Russia goes on hunger strike

Nov. 09, 2021 16:42 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers and the family of a former U.S. Marine who is imprisoned for assaulting police officers in Moscow says he has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention and human rights abuses behind bars — a claim Russian officials have denied. Trevor...