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Imprisoned in Egypt, hunger-striking Al-Jazeera journalist is close to death

Egyptian authorities move him from prison cell Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah el-Shamy, who has been on hunger strike in Egypt for more than 100 days, is near to death according to his doctor. “He has started to have impaired liver and kidney function,” said the doctor, Mohamed Osama el-Homsi. “It…

Authorities consider Guantanamo hunger strike wave over

Authorities at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay said they would no longer issue daily hunger strike updates on detainees, effectively announcing the end of the unprecedentedly broad prisoner protest. Only 19 of the US military jail’s 164 inmates remained on hunger strike Monday, a number that has held steady…

Judge: California can force-fed inmates on hunger strike

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California authorities won court approval on Monday to force-feed some prisoners on a hunger strike after officials voiced concerns that the inmates may have been coerced into refusing food in a protest against the state’s solitary confinement policies. U.S. District Court Judge Thelton E.…

Quarter of Guantánamo Bay inmates now being force-fed as hunger strike continues

The number of hunger-striking Guantánamo detainees being force fed by military medical teams has jumped to 41 and now makes up a quarter of the camp’s prisoner population. The new figures reveal a continued deterioration of conditions at the camp as a hunger strike by many of Guantánamo’s 166 detainees…

Does force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike violate their rights?

RAY SUAREZ: For more on the hunger strike, I’m joined by a reporter who’s logged more hours in Guantanamo than any other journalist, Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald. Carol, welcome. More than a dozen are now being force-fed. How is the determination made which prisoners are restrained and fed…

Lawyers: Guantánamo hunger strike could be deadly

Lawyers describe detainees’ dramatic weight loss as guards attempt to end the protest through force-feeding and isolation Lawyers representing hunger-striking detainees at America’s controversial Guantánamo Bay prison have warned they fear some of the protesters could soon die in the ongoing protest. The news comes as fresh details emerge about…

Amnesty International said Palestinian hunger striker risks death

Amnesty International on Friday urged Israeli authorities to release Palestinian prisoner Hanaa al-Shalabi who has been on hunger strike for more than a month, saying she was “at risk of death.” The watchdog said Shalabi should be “immediately” released or charged “with a recognisable criminal offence” and “promptly” put on…

Palestinian prisoner hospitalized amid hunger strike

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian woman prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 33 days was taken to hospital briefly on Monday over health concerns, Palestinian and Israeli officials said. “Hanaa al-Shalabi was transferred this evening to Israel’s Meir hospital after her state of health deteriorated,” Palestinian prisoner…

Bahrain police fire tear gas on hunger strikers: activist

DUBAI — Bahraini police fired tear gas on hunger strikers protesting against their detention over last year’s Shiite-led pro-democracy protests, an activist said, adding that one of them was admitted to hospital Tuesday. Riot police “fired tear gas Monday on detainees on hunger strike in one of the cells,” the…

Palestinian prisoner in 44-day hunger strike ‘deteriorating’

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian militant held by Israel marked 44 days on hunger strike on Monday, with a rights group saying his life was in danger but prison authorities describing his condition as satisfactory. Tel Aviv-based Physicians for Human Rights said in a statement that 34-year-old Khader Adnan, arrested by…

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