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Hunger strike

Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike; Israel Debates Force-Feeding

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials. The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for nearly five weeks in protest of Israel’s use of […]

May 28, 2014

Imprisoned U.S. Contractor Ends Hunger Strike In Cuba

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross, jailed in Havana for more than four years, called off a weeklong hunger strike but said there will be “further protests” against his treatment by the Cuban and U.S. governments. “My protest fast is suspended as of today (Friday), although there will […]

April 14, 2014

U.S. Now Calls Guantanamo Hunger Strike ‘Long Term Non-Religious Fasting’

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald MIAMI — The Defense Department has released its 3-month-old Guantanamo forced-feeding protocol, a 24-page how-to document that rhetorically recasts the yearlong hunger strike in the remote prison camps as “long term non-religious fasting.” The release blacks out the portions of the document that define how much weight loss and […]

March 11, 2014