The number of hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees being force-fed by military medical teams has jumped to 41 and now makes up a quarter of the US-run camp's prisoner population.Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 3:00am
The prison in Guantanamo Bay mocks American standards of justice by keeping people imprisoned without charges. As of Tuesday, 100 of the 166 inmates are participating in a hunger strike against their conditions and indefinite detention.5 May 2013 - 2:51am
More Guantanamo detainees have joined a growing hunger strike at the US military prison, with nearly a third of the 166 so-called war-on-terror suspects participating, a spokesman said. Captain Robert Durand said on Wednesday that 52 detainees are refusing food, 15 of whom are being tube-fed by prison officials. That was up from 43 hunger strikers, including 11 being tube-fed, last Friday.19 Apr 2013 - 4:44am
Already upset with Goa's growing reputation - possibly justified - for alcohol, drugs and sex, local politicians are taking up cudgels against the Playboy bar scheduled to open in India's prime tourist destination.15 Apr 2013 - 3:50am
Officials at the US-run prison met resistance from some inmates as they moved before dawn to relocate inmates from communal housing into individual cells.14 Apr 2013 - 11:49am
Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay camp have launched a hunger strike to protest at interference with their personal effects, including Korans, their lawyers and prison officials said.13 Mar 2013 - 4:39am
Thousands rallied in the West Bank's two largest cities in support of four long-term hunger strikers, as the Palestinians demanded tougher EU action to help their prisoners.
The deteriorating health of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails has sparked several mass protests across the Palestinian territories, some of which resulted in clashes with the army.20 Feb 2013 - 4:32am
Two sacked instructors of the Hong Kong School of Motoring went on a hunger strike yesterday over what they say is their "unfair" dismissal. A colleague has joined them in the protest.
"We cannot take this any more and we are very angry," they chanted in front of a banner that said they were forced to take the action. "We are going on a strike because we had no way out," they said.22 Jan 2013 - 4:09am
Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yuliya Tymoshenko agreed to end her hunger strike, her doctors said, more than two weeks after she began her protest over alleged fraud in polls won by the country's ruling party.17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am
Asylum seekers sent by Australia to the tiny island of Nauru entered the fifth day of a hunger strike yesterday, vowing to continue their protest indefinitely, refugee advocates said.6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am
With his backpack, paint-splattered khaki pants and flip flops, Kaiser seems like a typical Hong Kong teenager.
He loves comics and music, especially the songs of deceased local rocker Wong Kar-kui.
But this 18-year-old, who uses just the one name to avoid identifying his family, is a staunch political activist.9 Sep 2012 - 3:47am
A 63-year-old hunger striker passed the 108-hour mark on Thursday morning, as support for the movement against national education grew.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Critics of new subject are so intolerant
We are hearing a lot of talk about brainwashing by the new moral and national education syllabus. But who is doing the brainwashing? Do those small children who attend demonstrations really understand what they are protesting about, or are they being brainwashed by politicians, some teachers or even some parents?6 Sep 2012 - 1:22am 7 comments
The fiery, teary speeches on stage. The arms crossed in unison by the thousands, most of them wearing the same black T-shirts with black ribbons tied around their wrists. If I didn't know better, I would have thought this was a radical cult involving young children.6 Sep 2012 - 7:11am 140 comments
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday that withdrawing the national education programme was not an option, but there was latitude for adjusting details to allay concerns.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am