August 31, 2014
by Kyle Webster
Since the military prison at Guantanamo Bay was first opened in January 2002, hunger strikes have been a frequent device used by the detainees to protest the conditions of the detention center and their general detainment. In 2005, one of many detainee hunger strikes produced a litigation battle ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A nurse at the Guantanamo detention center has refused to participate in the force feeding of hunger striking inmates, UK human rights group Reprieve reported Tuesday. Word of the unidentified nurse's refusal came via a phone call from detainee Abu Wael Dhiab to his lawyer at Reprieve and was ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Rapporteurs on torture and the right to health, Juan Mendez and Anand Grover, on Wednesday urged the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, to withdraw proposed amendments to the Prisons Act which would allow the forced feeding and medical treatment of inmates currently participating in a ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Egypt's prosecutor general said Monday that Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy will be released on medical grounds after nearly a year of imprisonment. Elshamy was detained last August while covering a protest in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and has been on a hunger strike for ...[read more]
June 7, 2014
by G. Redd
United Nations Secretary General Ban Kim Moon on Friday urged Israel to release Palestinian administrative detainees over fears of failing health in a hunger strike. Some sources estimate that over 290 Palestinians detained in Israel are on hunger strike, with about 70 requiring medical treatment ...[read more]
May 17, 2014
by William Helbling
The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered officials in Guantanamo Bay to temporarily suspend forced feedings of a Syrian prisoner kept at the detention facility on Guantanamo Bay. Syrian national Abu Wa'el Dhiab has been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 after being ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by G. Redd
The Crimean Conflict refers to a geo-political dispute regarding the autonomous southern Ukrainian Peninsula of the same name. Historically, post-Cold War political tensions in Ukraine revolved around Ukrainian and Russian sympathies; these are the two major ethnic groups and are divided into ...[read more]
March 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Emad Abdullah Hassan filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that challenges the force-feeding procedures at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Hassan, who has been held in Guantanamo since 2002, alleges that he has been force-fed more than 5,000 ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to stop the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainees on a hunger strike. Shaker Aamer and three other detainees are currently engaged in a hunger strike to protest their ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Ukraine's imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko announced on Monday that she would go on a hunger strike to show her support for the demonstrators who have been protesting Ukraine's decision to abandon a planned EU trade pact. Demonstrators allege that Ukraine has caved to pressure from ...[read more]

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