Latest Hunger strikes News

Russia's Navalny asks court to end prison security checks

May. 31, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny asked a court Monday to halt the hourly night-time checks he has been subjected to in his penal colony. Speaking to the court in a video link from prison, Navalny charged that he has done nothing that...

New Mexico ACLU sues over treatment of immigrant detainees

May. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center on Friday sued a private prison company over the treatment of nine immigrant detainees at the Torrance County Detention Center. The lawsuit centers on the use...

2 Thai pro-democracy activists released on bail

May. 11, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Two jailed leaders of a student-led pro-democracy movement that attracted both support and controversy last year when it called for reform of Thailand’s monarchy were released Tuesday after repeated requests for bail. The Criminal Court freed Parit...

Thai court grants bail to pro-democracy protest leader

May. 06, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday allowed the release on bail of one of the top leaders of the country’s pro-democracy movement who is awaiting trial on charges of defaming the monarchy. Panusaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul was released on 200,000...

Belarus Olympian to go on hunger strike as political protest

Apr. 30, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An Olympic silver medalist who is one of Belarus’ most lauded athletes says he is going on a 10-day hunger strike to support victims of political repression in the country. Andrei Krauchanka, who medaled in the decathlon at the 2008 Games in...

Top ally announces closing Navalny's offices amid crackdown

Apr. 29, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that the network of the politician's offices in Russia is being closed as authorities seek to have it and Navalny's Foundation for Fighting Corruption outlawed as extremist groups. ...

Imprisoned Putin foe Navalny to end his hunger strike

Apr. 23, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk. In a message posted to his Instagram account, Navalny said...

Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he’s ending his hunger strike after more than three weeks

Apr. 23, 2021 08:14 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he’s ending his hunger strike after more than three weeks.

Navalny hails rallies; doctors urge him to end hunger strike

Apr. 22, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said in an emotional message from behind bars Thursday that he felt “pride and hope” after learning from his lawyer about the mass protests demanding his freedom that swept across Russia the previous night. ...

Navalny's doctors prevented from seeing him at prison clinic

Apr. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Several doctors were prevented Tuesday from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital amid his three-week hunger strike, and authorities stepped up actions against his supporters on the eve of protests called by his team. Navalny...