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Hunger Strike

Quarter of Guantanamo Bay inmates being force-fed

Quarter of Guantanamo Bay inmates being force-fed

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

How they see it

Yemenis wearing orange jumpsuits, similar to those worn by prisoners at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, hold a protest demanding the release of inmates on hunger strike. Photo: AFP

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

Terror suspects' hunger strike grows

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

Playboy bunnies prompt hunger strike threat in Indian party town Goa

Playboy bunnies in Sari-like outfits, designed to cater to the Indian market. Photo: AFP

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

US guards break Guantanamo Bay unrest over hunger strike prisoners

Dozens of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison are in the third month of a hunger strike. Photo: AP

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

Guantanamo bay prisoners on hunger strike over Korans

A guard tower overlooks the northeast gate at US Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Photo: Reuters

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

Palestinians rally for hunger-striking prisoners held in Israel

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

Driving instructors on hunger strike

Hunger striker Ho Tak-ming wants his job back. Photo: Sam Tsang

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 Yulia Tymoshenko ends hunger strike

Yuliya Tymoshenko

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

Nauru asylum seekers hunger strikes enters fifth day

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

Scholarism hunger striker tells Hong Kong to fight national education

Scholarism member and hunger striker Kaiser, 18, outside the government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Felix Wong

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

National education protest builds as hunger striker marks 108th hour

University students with the Hong Kong Federation of Students hold a press conference in Mong Kok on Thursday. Photo: Nora Tam

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

Letters to the Editor, September 06, 2012

Cyclists have limited options in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

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

Just who is brainwashing whom?

Student activists continue hunger strikes in education protest outside Hong Kong Government headquarters. Photo: EPA

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

Withdrawing national education classes not an option, C.Y. Leung says

Thousands of protesters demand the withdrawal of national education and a conversation with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Monday. Photo:  Felix Wong

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