Hunger strike

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Human rights groups have labeled Tsvetkova a prisoner of conscience Written by Tanya Lokot Yulia Tsvetkova, an LGBT activist and feminist artist who is facing a prison sentence on charges of distributing pornographic images for sharing “body-positive” drawings on social…

Hunger Strike Continues into 7th Week on day of Trump’s Visit to El Paso

The “El Paso 9” continue their hunger strike into the 7th week at the El Paso Processing Center. Nine of 11 Sikh asylum seekers are being violently force-fed by ICE staff and late last week all nine were thrown into…

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

It’s less than a month from today since solidarity groups, NGOs and refugees started to scale up their opposition to what continues to be the reception conditions for asylum seekers on Greek islands in the North-East Aegean. Learning from the…

Interview with Khaled, during a rally to support Palestinian prisoners

by Antonietta Chiodo, ProMosaik, English translation by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. A couple of days ago, the leader of al Fatah, Marwan Barghouti, published his shocking article on New York Times. He had just started a legendary protest, called the “struggle…

Argentinean priests show solidarity with Milagro Sala

Buenos Aires, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Around 70 priests of the ”Option for the Poor” movement today join a hunger strike in solidarity with the Argentinean parliamentarian and social leader Milagro Sala, considered a political prisoner. The priests will fast…

Mothers Enter 2nd Week of Hunger Strike at PA Detention Center

In Pennsylvania, immigrant mothers detained with their children at the Berks County Residential Center have entered their second week of a hunger strike. They are protesting the government’s claims that the average time in detention is only 20 days. By…

Hunger strikers mark nuclear anniversary in August

70 years after Hiroshima, we demand nuclear disarmament! We are groups of fasters who have decided to deny ourselves nourishment for 4 days, from August 6th, the anniversary of Hiroshima, till August 9th, the anniversary of Nagasaki, to express our…

Hunger strike by ex-political prisoner of military dictatorship in Chile

PUBLIC STATEMENT HUMANIST PARTY IQUIQUE HUNGER STRIKE EX. POLITICAL PRISONER OF MILITARY DICTATORSHIP IN CHILE On May 16, 2015 representatives of the Humanist Party of Iquique visited Gustavo Masciocchi Leon, former political prisoner of the military dictatorship that is on…

Guantánamo Prisoner Vows to Continue to Hunger Strike

A group of Guantánamo prisoners are vowing to continue their hunger strike against indefinite detention and prison conditions. The U.S. military stopped releasing data on the hunger strike last month after its tally of participants dropped to 19. But in an article…

USA: Authorities must end indefinite detention in Guantánamo as hunger strike grows

The US authorities must urgently end indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International said today after it was confirmed that more than half the detainees are now on hunger strike. As of 21 April, 84 of the 166 detainees held…