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Maryam warns of staging hunger strike outside Kot Lakhpat prison

Says Nawaz not being allowed homemade food

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July 8, 2019

 

Ukraine filmmaker marks 50th day of hunger strike in Russian jail

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was in “serious” condition Monday on the 50th day of his hunger strike in a Russian jail, his lawyer said, as supporters called rallies for his release. Sentsov has refused food since May 14 to demand Moscow release all Ukrainian political prisoners. A pro-Ukrainian activist and documentary director, he timed his…

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July 3, 2018

 

Hunger-strike filmmaker ready to die in Russian jail during World Cup

When the World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence in Russia, will have spent a month without food. Sentsov says he is ready to die and the worst effects of his high-profile hunger strike are expected to kick in just as the…

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June 11, 2018

 

Celebrities protest as Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike ‘being left at death’s door’

NEWS DESK: ​Celebrities are fasting in support of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are being “left at death’s door” by a new Trump administration policy towards protesting detainees, reported The Independent. Since the camp was established on the US naval base on Cuba, prisoners have protested both their treatment and incarceration by launching hunger strikes. Under…

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October 17, 2017

 

Palestinians seek Pizza Hut boycott for ‘mocking hunger strike’

Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company’s franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners. The franchise’s Facebook page was said to have shared an image released by Israeli police which appears to show Palestinian hunger-strike leader Marwan Barghouti secretly breaking his fast. “Barghouti, if you are going…

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May 9, 2017

 

Man behind “Don’t go General Raheel Sharif” campaign commits suicide

ISLAMABAD: An elderly man, who was pleading for extension in tenure of former army chief General Raheel Sharif, committed suicide, his son claimed on Wednesday. Latif Shibli was on hunger strike at Karachi Press Club for the last one month. The Karachi citizen wanted the former army chief to change his decision to retire at…

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November 30, 2016

 

MQM leaders take to Twitter with a new slogan

Just as critics and opposition leaders began condemning MQM founder Altaf Hussain’s hate-filled, violence-inciting anti-Pakistan speech to his workers carrying out the hunger strike, other leaders of MQM deflected, showing unity with the motherland through their Twitter accounts to convey one message: that of Live long Pakistan. MQM Senator Tahir Mashhadi, in his tweet of…

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August 23, 2016

 

Each and every word uttered against Pakistan to be taken into account: PM

ISLAMABAD: Taking strong notice of the anti-Pakistan statements in Karachi, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said each and every word uttered against Pakistan would be made accountable.

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August 23, 2016

 

Video: Rangers uproot MQM’s hunger strike camp

KARACHI: Shortly after angry MQM protestors surrounded the office of ARY News and assaulted media teams, Rangers personnel reached Karachi press club and uprooted the party’s hunger strike camp. One person was killed and several others were wounded during clashes between MQM protestors and police near Zainab Market close to the press club, where MQM…

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August 22, 2016

 

Nisar urges Allama Nasir Abbass to end hunger strike

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan on Friday visited local hospital of the capital to inquire about the health of Wajlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen (MWM) head Allama Nasir Abbass. The Minister inquired about well-being of the ailing religious leader and expressed his best wishes for his speedy recovery. Talking to Allama Nasir Abbass, the…

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August 5, 2016

 

MQM repeats separate province demand

Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) reiterated its demand for a separate province. Dr. Farooq Sattar said targeted operation is being carried out in Karachi to split Muttahida. More in Waqas Baqir’s report.

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August 5, 2016

 

Indian protester to end hunger strike after 16 years

GUWAHATI: Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila announced Tuesday she will end her 16-year long hunger strike to focus on contesting upcoming elections in the country’s remote, underdeveloped northeast. Sharmila, known as the Iron Lady of Manipur for her unwavering and nonviolent protest against rights abuses in the region, said she would break her fast…

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July 26, 2016

 

MQM leader falls and faints

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Muhammad Hussain fainted during the party’s token hunger strike at Karachi Press Club. The strike was being observed against media ban on MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches. Watch this report…

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February 21, 2016

 

MQM starts 4-day token hunger strike

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Friday started observing four-day token hunger strike in Karachi, Samaa reported. The strike was announced against court’s ban on telecast and publication of London-based MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches. MQM leaders say the 12-hour token strike will be observed from 11am to 11pm outside Karachi Press Club till Monday….

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February 19, 2016

 

Israel reinstates internment of hunger striker Allan

JERUSALEM: Israel reinstated the detention without trial on Wednesday of Palestinian Mohammed Allan, whose recent two-month hunger strike brought him near death and boosted tensions in the occupied West Bank. “Mohammed Allan, whose condition has improved, was arrested this morning by police at the hospital in Ashkelon,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement,…

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September 16, 2015

 

Palestinian detained by Israel ends 2-month hunger strike

ASHKELON: Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended a two-month hunger strike Thursday that had put his life at risk and sparked intense debate over his detention without trial by Israeli authorities, his lawyer said. “Mohammad Allan regained consciousness and is not on hunger strike,” Jamil al-Khatib told journalists of his 31-year-old client after Israel’s top court…

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August 20, 2015

 

Inmates of Bolivian prison on hunger strike for better food

LA PAZ: Inmates at one of Bolivia’s most violent prisons have gone on hunger strike demanding they be fed at least as well as police dogs and horses, their leaders said Wednesday. Around 500 inmates have joined the two-day-old hunger strike, according to the organizers at the Palmasola maximum security prison, which drew global attention…

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August 20, 2015

 

Israel’s top court weighs release of Palestinian hunger striker

JERUSALEM: Israel’s top court considered Wednesday whether to free a Palestinian detainee whose two-month hunger strike has put his life at risk, with authorities fearing his death could worsen tensions in the occupied territories. The case of Mohammed Allan, 31, has been closely followed by Palestinians and has put intense pressure on Israeli authorities, who…

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August 19, 2015

 

Palestinian hunger striker gives Israel 24 hrs to resolve case

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian detainee on a two-month hunger strike emerged from a coma Tuesday but pledged to resume fasting if Israel did not resolve his case within 24 hours, a Palestinian group said. Mohammed Allan, 31, “declared in front of his doctors that if there is not any solution to his case within 24 hours…

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August 18, 2015

 

Israel offers to free Palestinian hunger striker if he goes abroad

JERUSALEM: Israel on Monday offered to free a Palestinian detainee whose two-month hunger strike has left him in a coma — but only if he goes abroad, a demand his lawyer immediately dismissed. The justice ministry made its proposal ahead of a hearing at Israel’s top court over whether to release Mohammed Allan, 31, who…

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August 17, 2015

 

Palestinian hunger strike tests Israel force-feeding law

JERUSALEM: A nearly two-month hunger strike by a Palestinian detainee now in a coma may test a controversial new Israeli law on force-feeding, with doctors vowing to refuse to carry it out. Mohammed Allan, 31, slipped into a coma on Friday after ingesting only water since June 18 in protest at his detention without charge…

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August 16, 2015

 
 
 
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