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Four hunger striking females in Bahrain prison suffer from deteriorating health

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SHAFAQNA - Four detainees in Bahrain’s Isa Town Women’s Prison are suffering from deteriorating health as their hunger strike entered a fourth day on Friday. The women are demanding an end to an intensifying campaign of ill-treatment as…

Bahraini activist ends hunger strike after allowing her to meet family

SHAFAQNA - Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh ended her hunger strike after she met her family for the first time on Tuesday. The organization said that Al-Saegh "sticks to her rights in meeting her lawyer,…

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist goes on hunger strike

SHAFAQNA - A prominent Bahraini human rights advocate has reportedly gone on hunger strike in protest against the torture and ill-treatment she has endured as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy…

UN Alarmed By Condition of 1,500 Hunger-Striking Palestinians In Israeli Prisons

SHAFAQNA - The top United Nations human rights official yesterday urged Israel to improve conditions for Palestinians prisoners, especially the more than 1,500 whose hunger-strike had entered its 38th day. The strike followed a call by Marwan…

Hunger Strike: Palestinian prisoners moved to hospital

SHAFAQNA - The Israel Prisons Service moved on Wednesday 60 hunger striking Palestinian detainees from Ohlekdar and Hadarim prisons to hospitals after a significant deterioration in their health, according to the media committee of the strike. Lawyers…

Israeli Extremists Taunt Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners With BBQ

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SHAFAQNA - After thousands of Palestinian inmates held in Israeli prisons announced a massive hunger strike earlier this week, some far-right Israeli extremists are using unusual means to express their disapproval of the prisoners’ demands…

Mass hunger strike begins in Israel jails

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike in one of the biggest actions of its kind and are expected to be joined by hundreds of more inmates. At least 1,500 prisoners started a mass hunger…

Bahraini rights activist Khawaja goes on open-ended hunger strike

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SHAFAQNA - Leading Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence in relation to his influential role in the 2011 protests against the Al Khalifah regime, has reportedly gone on hunger strike.  Maryam…

Hunger strike in Palestine

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq is entering his 83rd day of hunger striking against his administrative detention by Israeli authorities. al-Qiq is one of over 600 Palestinians currently being detained without any charges filed,…

Hunger-striking Palestinian inmate in critical stage: Red Cross

SHAFAQNA- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says a Palestinian prisoner, who has been on a hunger strike for the past 64 days, “has entered a critical stage.” Mohammed al-Qiq’s life is “being at risk," the body…

Hunger striking Palestinian journalist could die at any time: Lawyer

SHAFAQNA- The 33-year-old Palestinian journalist has been refusing to eat for more than two months now in protest at his imprisonment without charge or trial. Al-Qiq, who worked for the Saudi channel Al-Majd, was arrested on November 21,…