Latest Hunger strikes News

Greece: Italian embassy vehicle destroyed in firebombing

Dec. 02, 2022 14:55 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An overnight arson attack destroyed a car used by a senior official at the Italian embassy in Athens, an incident that authorities in Greece and Italy strongly condemned Friday. Italian Prime Minister Premier Giorgia Meloni offered solidarity to the diplomat...

Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 jailed activists

Nov. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced late Thursday the release of 30 political activists from jail, the latest in a series of mass releases from detention amid intensifying international scrutiny over the country's human rights record. There was no immediate word on the identities of the...

Family: Egypt activist very, very thin after hunger strike

Nov. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah said they were allowed to see him for the first time in nearly a month on Thursday and that he is “very very thin” after ending a hunger strike that prompted widespread concern for his health. The...

Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they saw him, he's ‘deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike

Nov. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they saw him, he's ‘deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike.

Imprisoned Egyptian activist calls off hunger strike

Nov. 15, 2022 13:55 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah said Tuesday they received a letter from him saying he has ended his hunger strike. In a statement, the family said that Abdel-Fattah’s mother, Laila Soueif, received a short note in her son’s handwriting...

Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he told them in a letter that he’s ended hunger strike

Nov. 15, 2022 07:41 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says he told them in a letter that he’s ended hunger strike.

Family says Egyptian hunger-striking activist drinking water

Nov. 14, 2022 08:48 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s imprisoned hunger-striking activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started drinking water again, his family said Monday, in the first communication from the prominent dissident in over a week amid fears for his life. The announcement came in a letter the family...

Egypt puts activist on hunger strike on medical treatment

Nov. 10, 2022 15:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah demanded word on his condition after prison authorities on Thursday told them he was undergoing an undefined medical intervention and blocked a lawyer from seeing him. The dramatic developments...

Takeaways: Bold proposals and 'net zero' criticism at COP27

Nov. 08, 2022 16:57 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Bold proposals to confront climate change were floated—and ignored or rejected. The often bogus “net zero” claims by companies and local governments were called out. And the fate of an activist on a water and hunger strike continued to get attention, though the...

Live updates | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 08, 2022 16:45 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — ___ KEY DEVELOPMENTS: — Treaty against fossil fuels floated at UN climate summit — UN experts urge stringent rules to stop net zero greenwash — Clock ticking for jailed Egypt activist...