The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.
Palestinians march on Prisoners' Day in solidarity with an open-ended hunger strike by inmates in Israel.
A jailed Iranian activist on hunger strike in protest at the detention of his writer wife has taken social media by storm.
One of India's most-prominent political activists has ended her 16-year hunger strike. Licking honey from her hand, Irom Sharmila declared "I will never forget this moment."
Demonstrators marched on the presidential palace in Caracas as Venezuelans become increasingly frustrated at the country's worsening economic crisis
Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.” The group is on hunger strike. Among them is
It's reported Mohammed al-Qiq, who was detained by Israel in November, has agreed to end a three-month hunger strike.
Popular Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has ended a hunger strike which he began on September 21, 2015. He is due to go on trial in mid-November, accused
The Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao who has been on hunger strike since September 21 in protest at his arrest is said to be deteriorating
Israeli authorities have returned Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan to prison, following a stint in hospital. Allan was being treated for brain
Hunger strikers in Lebanon are continuing their protest at the mounds of stinking rubbish that are piling up In Beirut. The protests began in August
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the detention of a Palestinian hunger striker who has sustained brain damage after 65 days without food. The
Early on Sunday morning, jubilant supporters gathered to give a hero’s welcome to an Islamic Jihad activist freed from an Israeli jail after nearly
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has ended a 30-day hunger strike in jail after one of his key demands was met. A date has been set for
A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.
The Polish government has reached a deal with trade unions to keep open mines which had been slated for the axe. The stand off ended after a week of
Thirty-five Venezuelan prisoners have died after overdosing on medicines after storming the prison clinic. More than 100 others are still being
A group of bullfighters in Colombia have been on hunger strike for ten days to protest against efforts to end the spectacle in the
Hundreds of African immigrants Israel is keeping at arm’s length have begun a hunger strike to protest at their treatment since being forcibly moved
Representatives from 17 shantytowns in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have begun a hunger strike. They are calling for improvements to their
Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to start a hunger strike over his living conditions in jail, it has emerged. Breivik, who
Ten immigrants have started a hunger strike at Rome detention centre. Five Tunisians and four Moroccans have sewn their lips together using string
Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former prime minister of Ukraine, has begun a hunger strike in protest at President Yanukovych’s reluctance to sign a
A group of Syrian refugees has begun a hunger strike at the immigration reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa. For those migrants
Seven hunger striking asylum seekers staging their protest at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate have been taken to hospital with health problems. The seven
Bangladeshi factory workers have taken their protests over low wages into a fourth day. Police on Tuesday used tear gas against around 2,000
Jailed member of Russia’s Pussy Riot punk band Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has started a hunger strike in protest at what she described as ‘slave
A hunger strike in central Munich by a group of refugees has entered its fourth day – but numbers have dwindled because several campaigners have been
A jailed member of Russia’s Pussy Riot punk band is said to have gone on hunger strike. Maria Alyokhina is protesting over not being allowed to be
Palestinians are marking Prisoner’s Day with acts of defiance across the West Bank and Gaza. The annual event is held to call attention to the