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2013-11-01 12:26:03

PARIS, November 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hassan Jazayeri is a doctor tending to the needs of the hunger strikers at Camp Liberty, Iraq, place of residence of Iranian opposition, members of the People's Mojahedin Oranization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). He recently sat down with Iran News Update and gave us a detailed report on the health conditions of the residents participating in the global hunger striker. Jazayeri like many is very worried for the continued health of these...

2013-09-30 23:27:49

New research in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, WADEM's peer-reviewed journal, concludes that force-feeding prisoners violates medical ethics and amounts to torture. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Physicians and other licensed health professionals are force-feeding hunger strikers held prisoner at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. These health professionals are violating the medical ethics they swore to uphold and are complicit in torture, according to the authors of an...

2012-06-27 10:22:51

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- L. Victor Hurtado, Deputy Chief of Mission assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) met with U.S. citizen Zack Shahin in an effort to convince Mr. Shahin to end his hunger strike. Shahin is protesting his government's inaction to intercede or at least bring attention to the U.A.E. government of the many violations of its own laws by government officials involved with Shahin's situation. Although...

2012-06-26 06:23:08

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the release of the most recent "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011," by the U.S. Department of State, it is increasingly evident that the U.S. government is unwilling to raise any concern about human rights issues to countries in the Middle East. Whether to curry favor for amicable military or market strategies, the reluctance to address these concerns leaves all persons affected by these violations wondering why...

2012-06-15 06:22:48

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Zack Shahin finishes his fifth week of a hunger strike, two cases, one yet to be finalized and the other yet to be decided, should again cause the American government concern over Shahin's fate. In anticipation of the sentences to be passed down on Sunday against two Australian citizens convicted of fraud on false testimony of a prosecution witness, another case of apparent favoritism has come to light involving fraud on a grand...

2012-06-14 10:21:57

- As Zack Shahin's health deteriorates, Secretary of State Clinton must not remain timid in publicly raising Zack's case and calling for qualified, independent medical attention and his immediate and reasonable bail - WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite calls for immediate and reasonable bail since the start of Zack Shahin's hunger strike 31 days ago, the United States government remains silent and still has not publicly called for Zack's bail nor for qualified,...

2012-06-12 06:24:31

-U.S. Legal Counsel to Zack Shahin Urges Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs to Maintain Pressure on the U.A.E. Government for Shahin's Medical Care- WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Zack Shahin enters day 30 of his hunger strike in protest of the U.S. government's refusal to publicly challenge Dubai's numerous due process violations in his case and call for his immediate and reasonable bail, it is obvious that he will soon require...

2012-06-05 06:26:43

-- Despite Shahin's Failing Health, U.S. Officials Remain Silent in Publicly Calling for U.A.E. to Grant Shahin's Immediate and Reasonable Bail and to Hold a Fair and Open Trial -- WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. legal counsel to Zack Shahin issued the following statement as Zack enters the fourth week of his hunger strike protesting the U.S. government's inaction in publicly calling for the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) to grant Zack's immediate and reasonable...

2012-04-21 23:03:33

With the Horn of Africa going through its worst hunger crisis in 60 years and a potential humanitarian catastrophe on the horizon due to lack of attention, YouTube icon 'Athene' is now entering day 7 of his hunger strike and a large portion of his fanbase is about to join him in order to raise awareness. (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 YouTube icon 'Athene' is livestreaming his hunger strike 24/7, which he started April 14th in order to raise awareness around the situation in the Horn of Africa. He...

2012-02-29 14:24:00

Manhattan Pastor Fasting Due to Mayor Evicting Churches NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend/Pastor William Devlin, senior minister at Iglesia Biblica de Manhattan/Manhattan Bible Church began a water-only fast at midnight January 17, 2012 and stated that he will continue his hunger strike until Mayor Bloomberg & Chancellor Walcott reverse their decision on evicting houses of worship from education buildings as was done on February 12. The eviction of...