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US immigration detainees continue hunger strike

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A U.S. immigration detention center locked down areas holding violent offenders as a precaution as a hunger strike continued Sunday by hundreds of detainees protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker ends hunger strike

In this video grab made in December, 2012, and provided by APTN Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band, is seen in prison uniform at a prison colony in the province of Mordovia in western Russia, where she talked to the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta while serving her two-year sentence. The imprisoned members of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band say they feel no regrets about the irreverent "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral that landed them behind bars for two years. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina offered a vivid, but stoic, description of their harsh prison conditions in interviews published Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper. They said they don't expect clemency from authorities. The sign in the middle of the frame is Novaya Gazeta. AP  FILE PHOTO

Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days because the prison has met her demands, the husband of Alyokhina’s bandmate said Saturday.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hunger striker hospitalized

A dismissed Antique provincial official, who has been on hunger strike to protest his non-reinstatement, was hospitalized on Monday after complaining of dizziness in the capital town of San Jose.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dismissed Antique exec on hunger strike

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A dismissed official of the Antique provincial government is on his third day of hunger strike to protest his nonreinstatement by Gov. Exequiel Javier.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hunger strike at Guantanamo after Koran searches

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Detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp have launched a hunger strike to protest interference with their personal effects, including Korans, their lawyers and prison officials said Monday.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CBCP plea to Aquino: See farmers

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Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Setting aside differences with Malacañang, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday pleaded with President Aquino to meet with 56 farmers on a hunger strike to dramatize demands for the swift implementation of agrarian reform commitments he made to them six months ago.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

16 farmers on hunger strike in QC collapse

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

At least 16 farmers have collapsed since a militant group began a hunger strike on Monday to press demands for the ouster of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes for allegedly failing to carry out commitments made to them personally by President Aquino six months ago, organizers said Wednesday.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers’ hunger strike starts Thursday

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LONG MARCH On the second day of their march, 60 farmers from Bukidnon and Davao pass through the boundary of Sumilao and Manolo Fortich towns in Bukidnon. They are walking the 100 kilometers from Malaybalay City to Cagayan de Oro City to demand full implementation of the agrarian reform program by the Aquino administration. They will join 5,000 other farmers from Negros and Batangas in the march on Malacañang in Manila. BOBBY LAGSA / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Hundreds of farmers are poised to go on a hunger strike beginning Thursday to press President Benigno Aquino to make a firm commitment that he will complete the agrarian reform program before its expiration in two years.

Posted: June 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Egyptian detainees start hunger strike

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More than 100 Egyptians held since a mass arrest over two weeks ago began an open-ended hunger strike Sunday to protest their continued detention and the possibility they will face military prosecution, activists said.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

356 political prisoners go on hunger strike

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Since his imprisonment in February, once frail and wan poet-songwriter Ericson Acosta has put on 10-12 pounds, a weight gain that has equipped him with strength and endurance for an ongoing hunger strike.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Hunger strike, noise barrage erupt in jail

TAGUM CITY—More than 500 inmates of the Compostela Valley provincial jail here have gone on hunger strike and staged noise barrages for days now to press authorities to speed up the disposition of their cases, the release of political prisoners and address other grievances, including prison congestion. “This has been going on since last week,” [...]

Posted: December 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Jailed leftists start 8-day hunger strike

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ILOILO CITY—Eight political prisoners on Tuesday started an eight-day hunger strike in Iloilo as part of nationwide protest actions aimed at demanding the release of all political detainees. The eight detainees, languishing in jail at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center in Pototan, Iloilo, 34 kilometers north of Iloilo City, started to shun from solid food and [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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