LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died.
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Kurdish politician has announced the end of a hunger strike by prisoners demanding improved conditions for Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of an outlawed Kurdish rebel...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Thursday ordered lower judges to reconsider granting a new temporary leave from prison to a far-left extremist serving 11 life sentences, who has...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's top prosecutor late Friday ordered a review of a decision to deny temporary leave from prison to a hunger-striking extremist who is serving multiple life terms for...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's justice minister says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan will be allowed regular visits by his lawyers to his island prison.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders vowed Friday to continue "until the end" a hunger strike if his bid to get a new leave from prison...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Officials say a far-left Greek extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of assassinations is in the hospital following a five-day hunger strike over prison authorities'...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners "not to endanger their lives."
Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of prisoners who have joined a hunger strike to press Turkish authorities to end the isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has increased to...
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.