Prisoners end hunger strike for Kurdish leader in Turkey

Europe 05/26/19, 09:09

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 group.In a statement Sunday on the 200th day of the hunger strike, Leyla Guven said they had reached their goal. The Turkish government ...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

Europe 05/21/19, 10:55

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 Greece's deadliest militant organization.Dimitris Koufodinas, a hitman for the now defunct November 17 group which killed 23 people from 1975-2000, has been on ...

Greek far-left extremist to carry hunger strike ‘to the end’

Europe 05/10/19, 06:55

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 isn't granted.Dimitris Koufodinas, chief hit man for the November 17 group that killed 23 people from 1975-2000, ...

Lawyer: Kurdish rebel chief wants hunger strikes to end

World 05/06/19, 12:34

A lawyer says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners "not to endanger their lives."Lawyer Newroz Uysal said Monday that her colleagues visited Ocalan on a prison island off Istanbul on May 2. It was the first time lawyers were able to see him ...

Lawyer: Russian cybercrime suspect on hunger strike

Europe 02/28/19, 09:55

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 the Greek courts for detaining him for more than the maximum 18 months allowed.Lawyer Zoe Konstantopoulou said Alexander Vinnik, 39, has ...

Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

U.S. 02/19/19, 19:05

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 on a hunger strike.Reporting by The Associated Press revealed late last month that nine Indian men who were refusing food at a Texas ...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

U.S. 02/15/19, 14:02

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 Enforcement said.The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes ...

UN: US force-feeding immigrants may breach torture agreement

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:16

The force-feeding of immigrant detainees inside a Texas detention facility could violate the U.N. Convention Against Torture, the Geneva-based United Nations human rights office said Thursday.The 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 ...

ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

U.S. 02/01/19, 22:12

Three times a day, a 22-year-old Indian man on a hunger strike says, he is dragged from his cell in a Texas immigration detention center, his feet scraping the floor as he goes. He's put on a bed where he says his arms and legs are strapped down and a ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 01/31/19, 06:13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WATCHDOG ISSUES SOBERING REPORT ON AFGHANISTANAs 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 ...

NewsBreak: ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

U.S. 01/30/19, 23:23

Federal immigration officials tell The Associated Press they are force-feeding six detainees during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food.Detained immigrants and their advocates told the ...

Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Europe 12/16/18, 02:15

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 from Spain.In rare interviews in a prison north of Barcelona, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, who has been in a medical ward since Friday, ...

Ukrainian ex-pilot Savchenko on hunger strike in prison

Europe 12/05/18, 13:58

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.Savchenko, a former ...

Spain: 2 Catalan separatists start hunger strike in prison

Europe 12/01/18, 06:50

Spanish authorities say that two leaders of Catalonia's separatist movement who have spent the last year in prison are starting a hunger strike.Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, regional lawmakers in northeastern Catalonia, have gone on a hunger strike Saturday to protest what they consider to be the unfair treatment of ...

Update: Migrants on Bosnia border start hunger strike

Europe 10/27/18, 12:03

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):5:50 p.m.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 ...

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award

Europe 10/25/18, 02:12

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.Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiring to commit ...

Jailed film director stops hunger strike after 144 days

Europe 10/05/18, 05:01

Russian authorities say an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker has stopped a hunger strike that lasted 144 days.Oleg Sentsov opposed Russia's annexation of his native Crimea in 2014. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Sentsov denied the charged and called his ...

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