COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An inmate who stabbed four fellow prisoners and a guard in separate, bloody attacks that led to internal prison security changes is on a hunger strike inside Ohio's toughest...
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails end hunger strike
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say dozens of prisoners in Israeli jails have ended a hunger strike over phone privileges.
Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Minister Qadri Abu...
After force-feeding, ICE releases 2 immigrant detainees
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two Indian men who were force-fed during a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center are out of government custody.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman is on a hunger strike to raise awareness of a lack of food for orca whales.
Lanni Johnson says she began her protest April 1 and intends to...
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say leaders of prisoners in Israeli jails have launched a hunger strike, demanding better conditions.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has agreed to cover a controversial mural at the school and make other changes after a two-hour meeting with student...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A group of University of Kentucky students has started a hunger strike that they say won't end until the administration creates a "basic needs center" to help low-income...
Two dozen immigrants detained in Louisiana are on a hunger strike to protest being locked up as many seek asylum in the United States.
Immigrant advocates say the strike started last week...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Corrections says a hunger strike by inmates protesting solitary confinement has ended after authorities shut off the water to their prison...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Less than a week after an Alabama inmate ended a hunger strike to protest the use of solitary confinement, eight more prisoners have begun hunger strikes of their...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who refused food and drink during what he said was unjustified solitary confinement has ended his hunger strike.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate is on a hunger strike to protest what his attorney calls the Alabama Department of Corrections' unconstitutional use of solitary confinement.
Force-fed detainees deported to India
Immigration officials say two Indian men who were force-fed through nasal tubes while on a hunger strike inside a Texas detention facility have been deported.
Clergy abuse survivor ends hunger strike
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A clergy sex abuse survivor has ended his hunger strike a week after saying he would not eat until the Vatican acknowledged Pope Francis had received messages he sent from...
Lawyer: Russian cybercrime suspect on hunger strike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The lawyers for a Russian suspected of bitcoin fraud and wanted by three countries said Thursday that the man's health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike, and criticized...
NMacedonian prison chief fired after ex-ministers assaulted
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The head of North Macedonia's main prison in the capital of Skopje has been fires after two former government ministers being held in pre-trial detention were...
Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants
Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees...
Clergy sex abuse survivor plans hunger strike
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A survivor of clergy sex abuse from Massachusetts has decided to stop eating until the Vatican acknowledges receipt of messages from several families of victims that he...
Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.
Rhode Island-based community groups Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance and the FANG Collective say they've been in contact with about 70 detainees at the Suffolk County House of Correction who are participating in a hunger strike that began Friday.
ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs...
UN: US force-feeding immigrants may breach torture agreement
The United States could be violating the U.N. Convention Against Torture by force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike inside an El Paso detention facility, the United Nations human rights office said Thursday.
The Geneva-based Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is concerned that force-feeding could constitute "ill treatment" that goes against the convention, which the United States ratified in 1994, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told The Associated Press.
Washington inmates go on hunger strike over breakfast food
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A majority of inmates at a medium-security prison in Washington state have gone on a hunger strike, protesting the quality of food served at breakfast.
Inmate Michael Linear tells The Spokesman-Review that 90 percent of the approximately 2,000 inmates at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell are participating in the strike that started Friday.
APNewsBreak: Detainee on hunger strike details force-feeding
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed there are now nine men — up from six earlier this week — being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso.
One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old man from India who called The Associated Press on Friday, described being dragged from his cell three times a day and strapped down on a bed. He said a group of people force-feed him by pouring liquid into tubes pushed through his nose.
APNewsBreak: ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike
Immigrants have gone on hunger strikes over the past month to protest conditions inside detention facilities, prompting officials to force-feed six of them through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location, The Associated Press has learned.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WATCHDOG ISSUES SOBERING REPORT ON AFGHANISTAN
As the U.S. pursues peace in the war-torn country, the Afghan government has been unable to expand control of its country, Afghan security forces are shrinking and gaps in security are growing.
Armenian politician dies after 52-day prison hunger strike
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A leader of a small political party in Armenia has died in prison after going on a hunger strike nearly two months ago.
The Armenian prison service said 51-year-old Mher Yegiazarian died early Saturday, 52 days after he started his hunger strike.
Yegiazarian was vice president of a political party formed last summer, the Armenian Eagles: United Armenia.
Kurdish lawmaker on hunger strike released from Turkish jail
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered the release of an imprisoned pro-Kurdish lawmaker who has been on hunger strike.
Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Friday Leyla Guven is to be released pending trial on terror charges but barred from leaving the country.
Federal inmates in New York denied visits amid shutdown
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inmates awaiting trial in New York have refused meals after being denied visits with their families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the partial government shutdown, defense attorneys said Tuesday.
British-Iranian woman’s health deteriorates in Iran prison
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the Thomson Reuters Foundation said Monday she's "sincerely worried" about a detained British-Iranian national going on hunger strike to protest her treatment in the Islamic Republic.
Monique Villa said in a statement that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's "health is already at its poorest" and that she hasn't received access to serious medical care after discovering lumps in her breasts.
Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Scores of prisoners across Turkey have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November, a pro-Kurdish party legislator said Wednesday.
AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Separatist politicians from Spain's Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote the cause of Catalan independence.
AP Interview: Catalans on hunger strike speak before trial
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence.
In rare interviews in a prison north of Barcelona, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, who has been in a medical ward since Friday, repeated calls for dialogue between Catalan and central authorities and rejected any depiction of the secessionist movement as a violent one.
US warns imprisoned Iranian activist in imminent danger
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning the life of an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist is in imminent danger.
Deputy Spokesman Robert Palladino says in a statement Friday that Farhad Meisami began a hunger strike four months ago and should be released immediately.
Palladino says Meisami's detention is a "brazen violation of human rights." He is calling on Iran to release all unjustly detained political prisoners.
Ukrainian ex-pilot Savchenko on hunger strike in prison
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A celebrated former Ukrainian military pilot in jail on charges of plotting an attack on parliament said Wednesday that she has started refusing food and water in protest.
Nadiya Savchenko called herself a political prisoner and said she wants to protest what she called blackmail and pressure by investigators.
Spain: 2 more Catalan separatists begin prison hunger strike
MADRID (AP) — Two imprisoned members of the Catalonia region's previous government have joined two secessionist colleagues in a hunger strike to protest what they say is unfair treatment by Spanish courts.
Former Catalan infrastructure minister Josep Rull and Joaquim Forn, the ex-interior minister, said in a statement Monday that Spain's Constitutional Court has blocked their appeals of being held in pre-trial custody for more than year.
Spain: 2 Catalan separatists start hunger strike in prison
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two leaders of Catalonia's separatist movement who have spent the last year in prison started a hunger strike on Saturday to protest what they claim is the unfair treatment by Spanish courts.
Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, regional lawmakers in northeastern Catalonia, said in a statement distributed by the Catalan government that "we will never give up on our right to a fair trial."
Correction: Immigration Detention Center-Death story
SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about Mergensana Amar, a Russian asylum seeker who died following a suicide attempt at an immigration jail in Tacoma, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was taken off life support Sunday and that he had been held at the Northwest Detention Center since January. He was taken off life support Saturday, and he had been detained at the jail since last December.
Medical examiner rules immigrant detainee’s death a suicide
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Russian man in immigration detention in Tacoma (all times local):
The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of an immigration detainee in Tacoma a suicide.
The office said following an autopsy Monday that 40-year-old Mergensana Amar died by hanging. He was taken off life support at a hospital Saturday after attempting to kill himself on Nov. 15.
Ex-Ecuador VP to get IV fluids after weeks on hunger strike
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Medical workers were evaluating a former Ecuadorian vice president convicted in Latin America's biggest graft scandal following a health scare after more than two weeks on a hunger strike, authorities said late Tuesday.
Ecuador's government announced that Jorge Glas is stable but will be transported to a medical facility where he can receive intravenous fluids and electrolytes.
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stated earlier on Twitter that Glas' health had declined.
The Latest: Migrants on Bosnia border start hunger strike
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):
Migrants camping on Bosnia's border with European Union member Croatia say they are launching a hunger strike.
Several dozen migrants have stayed out in the open for days insisting that Croatia let them in. They have clashed with police while trying to push their way through.
Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia accused of plotting acts of terrorism, calling him a symbol of all political prisoners being held there.
Group: Cuba frees dissident after US call for release
HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban dissident group said Tuesday the island's government has released Tomas Nunez Magdariaga, who had carried out a lengthy hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.
The U.S. government had publicly called for his release on Oct. 4, citing "grave concerns" over his health.
A leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, Ovidio Martin Castellanos, told The Associated Press that Nunez Magdariaga was driven to his home in eastern Cuba on Monday night.
Jailed film director stops hunger strike after 144 days
MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia for plotting acts of terrorism said Friday that he has brought an end to his 144-day hunger strike as he was facing the prospect of being force-fed.
Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published a hand-written letter from Oleg Sentsov saying he had taken the decision to end his hunger strike because force-feeding was being planned due to the "critical condition and pathological changes" in his body.
US ‘gravely concerned’ about jailed Cuban activist’s health
WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department spokeswoman says the U.S. is "gravely concerned" about the health of a dissident in Cuba who has reportedly been on a lengthy hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.
Spokeswoman Heather Nauert says on Thursday U.S. officials have been told that Tomas Nunez Magdariaga (toh-MAHS' NOON'-yez mahg-dah-ree-AH'-gah) is in critical condition after being on hunger strike for more than 50 days. She called for his release, saying his "life hangs in the balance."
Gubernatorial candidate begins hunger strike in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — A candidate in Russia's Far East said on Monday he is starting a hunger strike over alleged irregularities in a gubernatorial race.
With 95 percent of the ballots counted, Andrei Ishchenko of the Communist Party had a 5 percent lead over the candidate from a pro-Kremlin party in Sunday's runoff vote for governor of the Primorye region. But election officials reported a few hours later that, with all the votes counted, the Kremlin party's candidate was on top.
Lawyer: Hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker’s health in danger
MOSCOW (AP) — An imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker's health has suffered irreversible damage after 120 days of hunger strike, his lawyer said Monday.
Oleg Sentsov, an opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiracy to conduct terror attacks, charges that he denies. He has refused to seek a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Activists stage protest for filmmaker detained in Russia
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Human rights activists have held a silent protest in support of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at a major international conference in Poland.
Activists stood in protest during the opening remarks of the Russian representative at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw on Monday.
Yemeni detainees in UAE-run prison start hunger strike
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Yemeni detainees, including some tortured at the hands of Emirati forces, have started a hunger strike to protest their continued detention despite a prosecutor's decision to release them.
Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike
ROME (AP) — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow European Union nations first pledge to take them, authorities said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.