A hunger strike in Tora Istiqbal Prison in place since Sunday has escalated to reach nearly 75 per cent of inmates at the prison. We Record human rights organisation said that all prisoners in cell A declared they were going on hunger strike, except for four cells, while 70 per[…]
Three Palestinian prisoners imprisoned at Ofer Detention Centre, southwest of occupied Ramallah, launched an open-ended hunger strike to protest against their administrative detention, reported the Palestinian news agency WAFA. The Prisoners Affairs Commission announced that Maher Al-Akhras, Mohammad Wahdan, and Musa Zahran, are under administrative detention, a system that allows[…]
After the failure of talks between Palestinian prisoners and the Israeli authorities on Monday, hundreds of prisoners joined a hunger strike, the Prisoners’ Affairs Office has reported. The Israeli occupation authorities apparently rejected the prisoners’ demands, which included installing a telephone in the main halls within prisons and ending the[…]
Hout Bay youth activist Roscoe Jacobs has suspended his hunger strike after seven days. Jacobs embarked on a hunger strike after President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to respond to his open letter, which was sent on June 17 this year, in which he outlined the struggle for land and adequate housing[…]
The four Khoisan activists who have been camping outside the Union Buildings since the beginning of this month have vowed to continue with their hunger strike until their demand for an audience with President Jacob Zuma or his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa is met. They have kept up their hunger strike[…]
Three Palestinians continued their hunger strikes in Israeli prison to demand their release on Thursday, including 21-year-old Anas Shadid who launched a 90-day hunger strike last year, only to be redetained in June. According to Palestinian prisoner solidarity network Samidoun Anas Shadid from Dura village in the Hebron district of[…]
Palestinian prisoner and lawyer Muhammad Allan entered the eighth day of a hunger strike in Israeli jail on Thursday, in protest of his recent re-detention by Israeli forces, according to the al-Quds news website. Al-Quds quoted the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society as saying that Allan launched his strike on June 8,[…]
A meeting was held on Monday between the Israel Prison Service (IPS) administration and Palestinian prisoners representing a mass hunger strike movement which ended more than a week earlier after hundreds went without food for 40 days, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) reported. The meeting, the details of which remained[…]
Marwan Barghouthi, the imprisoned Fatah leader who led a mass 40-day hunger strike across Israeli prisons, released a statement on Tuesday for the first time since the end of the hunger strike several days ago, calling the strike a “turning point” in the Palestinian prisoners’ relationship with Israeli prison officials[…]
After 40 grueling days of surviving on only salt water, some 1500 Palestinian Political Prisoners have suspended their hunger strike. Led by Fatah leader and fellow political prisoner, Marwan Barghouti, prisoners within in Israeli detention centres began the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike in a bid to access their basic rights,[…]
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