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Jordan calls on Israel to release woman on hunger strike

Oct. 16, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is calling on Israel to release a Jordanian woman detained for over a month without trial on security charges. Heba al-Labadi's attorney said Wednesday that she was arrested Aug. 20 at the Allenby Bridge crossing between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and has been on...

Egypt activist claims she was tortured, beaten after arrest

Oct. 14, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian pro-democracy activist claims she was tortured and beaten after being arrested amid a sweeping government crackdown, a leading rights group said Monday. Amnesty International said Esraa Abdel-Fattah was brought before prosecutors late Sunday following her arrest by plainclothes...

2nd Indian hunger-striker released from immigration custody

Sep. 30, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A second Indian man who refused to eat for more than 70 days in U.S. immigration custody has been released after a year in detention. Gurjant Singh left a detention center in El Paso Monday, according to his lawyer, Jessica Miles. Singh refused meals starting on July 9 along with...

Indian asylum seeker released by US after hunger strike

Sep. 26, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

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 walked...

Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate starts hunger strike

Sep. 12, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for a jailed presidential candidate in Tunisia said his client has started a hunger strike to defend his right to take part in Sunday's election. In a statement published Thursday on Facebook, lawyer Ridha Belhaj said he met with Nabil Karoui, who was jailed Aug. 23 pending...