Gulf Times - Hunger-strike
Nepal healthcare protesters injured in clashes with police

Nepal healthcare protesters injured in clashes with police

Thousands took to the streets in solidarity with Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month demanding reforms in the medical sector and education.

Syrians on hunger strike in Greece over bid to rejoin families

Syrians on hunger strike in Greece over bid to rejoin families

Yiorgos Maniatis, one of the protest organisers, said there are more than 2,000 Syrians who have been waiting for more than six months, the maximum period for such family reunions under European law.

Refugees in Greece demand transfer to Germany, start hunger strike

Refugees in Greece demand transfer to Germany, start hunger strike

A group of mainly Syrian women and children who have been stranded in Greece pitched tents opposite parliament in Athens on Wednesday in a protest against delays in reuniting with relatives in Germany.

Iranian opposition leader ends hunger strike, wants public trial

Iranian opposition leader ends hunger strike, wants public trial

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi called off his hunger strike on Thursday after authorities accepted one of his demands and withdrew security agents from his home where he has been held since 2011...

Israel arrests Palestinian hunger striker for 'incitement'

Israel arrests Palestinian hunger striker for 'incitement'

A Palestinian who had been released from Israeli prison after a year without trial following a two-month hunger strike was again arrested overnight for "incitement", security forces said on Thursday.

Israel says 300 Palestinian inmates end hunger strike

Israel says 300 Palestinian inmates end hunger strike

An Israeli minister said Sunday that 300 Palestinians have agreed to end an almost two-week-old hunger strike launched in protest at the conditions of their detention.

Palestinian leader on hunger strike sees health decline: NGO

Palestinian leader on hunger strike sees health decline: NGO

Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti's health has declined seriously over the past week after he joined a hunger strike with more than 1,000 other prisoners in Israel, an NGO said Monday.

Syrian refugees stranded on Lesbos launch hunger strike

Syrian refugees stranded on Lesbos launch hunger strike

A group of Syrian refugees stranded on a Greek island launched a hunger strike in protest at the long processing of their asylum application, witnesses told dpa on Monday.

Palestinian inmate ends 71-day hunger strike

Palestinian inmate ends 71-day hunger strike

A Palestinian imprisoned in Israel without trial has ended a 71-day hunger strike, his family told AFP on Wednesday.

Israeli court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hunger striker

Israeli court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hunger striker

A rights group on Wednesday said Israel's Supreme Court was perpetuating abuses by failing to order that a Palestinian hunger striker shackled to his hospital bed be unchained.

India's 'Iron Lady' ends hunger strike to enter politics

India's 'Iron Lady' ends hunger strike to enter politics

An Indian rights activist who has waged what is thought to be the world's longest hunger strike ended her 16-year fast on Tuesday, two weeks after declaring she was entering politics.

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel end hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel end hunger strike

More than 300 Palestinian prisoners on Saturday halted a hunger strike after Israel prison authorities agreed to end ‘humiliating’ body searches and return recently transferred prisoners ...