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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...

2009-08-03 16:46:00

Detainees Protesting Inhumane Conditions Sentenced To Solitary Confinement NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and several other human rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, calling on her to fix the deplorable conditions at the South Louisiana Correctional Facility in Basile. Conditions at the immigration detention center are so bad that last week detainees there launched their...

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2009-05-11 07:42:09

U.S. actress and human rights advocate Mia Farrow said she was disappointed she couldn't keep up her hunger strike for more than 12 days. Farrow, 64, had said her goal was to fast for 21 days to shed light on those suffering in the war-torn region of Darfur. The Rosemary's Baby star ended her hunger strike last week on the advice of her doctors. I couldn't do it. ... I just got weaker and weaker, the petite actress told People magazine. I lost about 13 pounds. Farrow, a UNICEF Goodwill...

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2009-05-08 16:06:52

U.S. actress and activist Mia Farrow says that on the advice of her doctors she has ended her hunger strike for Darfur after 12 days. Farrow, 64, has adhered to a liquid diet since April 27 in an effort to bring attention to those suffering in the war-torn region of Darfur. She ended her fast Friday, Usmagazine reported. I have been instructed by my doctor to stop my fast immediately due to health concerns -- including possible seizures, she told TV's Entertainment Tonight program. I am...

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2009-05-06 12:45:47

U.S. actress Mia Farrow is documenting on YouTube her hunger strike in support of refugees in Darfur. The New York Post Wednesday said Farrow is now in Day 11 of a water-only fast she hopes to keep for a three weeks to protest the ban of 16 human welfare agencies from the region by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Of course, I don't expect that me on a hunger strike is going to do that much, the Post quoted Farrow as saying in one YouTube clip. But if it provides a news hook for newspapers...

2006-07-23 11:05:00

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein was being fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days on hunger strike and an Iraqi official said he will not attend court on Monday. "To avoid a deterioration in his health he was taken to hospital for medical attention and food was given to him through his mouth," chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi told Reuters. "He will not be able to attend the session tomorrow." A U.S. military spokesman said Saddam was not in critical condition. "Saddam Hussein...

2006-07-19 13:09:59

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein is receiving psychiatric counseling to convince him to start eating again after 12 days on hunger strike in a U.S. military prison. Saying that the 69-year-old ousted Iraqi president was still refusing food but taking liquid nourishment, a U.S. spokesman said such counseling was part of additional daily medical care for inmates who risked damaging their health by their actions. "Medical and mental health professionals counsel the detainees on the...

2006-07-16 15:54:23

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein spent a ninth day without food on Sunday, the U.S. military said, continuing a hunger strike to demand better protection for defense lawyers after a third advocate was killed in Baghdad last month. "There's no change," said Lieutenant Colonel Keir-Kevin Curry, a spokesman for U.S. military detention operations in Iraq. "Despite their refusal to eat, they're still deemed to be in good health." The 69-year-old former president and three co-defendants,...

2006-07-16 12:53:22

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein spent a ninth day without food on Sunday, the U.S. military said, continuing a hunger strike to demand better protection for defense lawyers after a third advocate was killed in Baghdad last month. "There's no change," said Lieutenant Colonel Keir-Kevin Curry, a spokesman for U.S. military detention operations in Iraq. "Despite their refusal to eat, they're still deemed to be in good health." The 69-year-old former president and three co-defendants,...


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