Latest Hunger strike Stories

2006-06-10 23:07:12

Corrects job title in paragraph seven to "Prison camp commander Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris" instead of "Base commander Navy Rear Adm.

2006-06-10 23:15:52

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three Arabs hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo base since the United States began holding terrorism suspects there in 2002, U.S. officials said on Saturday.

2006-06-10 20:40:00

The three prisoners found dead at the Guantanamo prison camp on Saturday were the first to succeed in committing suicide, but nearly two dozen others have tried to kill themselves behind the razor-wire fences at the remote U.S. naval base in southeast Cuba.

2006-06-06 20:18:11

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled its most comprehensive guidance to date for medical professionals in dealing with detainees, but rights activists denounced it for allowing broad use of prisoners' health data to guide interrogations.

2006-06-05 16:26:34

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon document setting rules for medical professionals in detainee operations endorses force-feeding hunger strikers, a practice criticized by rights activists, U.S. officials said on Monday.

2006-06-01 17:20:30

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The number of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay navy base grew by more than a dozen to 89 on Thursday, a spokesman for the controversial detention center said.

2006-05-29 11:09:02

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Seventy-five prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo were on a hunger strike on Monday, joining a few who have refused food and been force-fed since August, a military official said. Cmdr.

2006-04-06 06:24:06

By Nitin Luthra and Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's most famous environmentalist was in stable condition on Thursday after police forcibly took her to hospital eight days into a hunger strike to demand rehabilitation of thousands of villagers will be displaced by a dam.

2006-04-06 01:26:32

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's best known environmentalist was in stable condition on Thursday after police arrested her eight days into her hunger strike to demand rehabilitation of thousands of villagers displaced by a dam.

2006-03-18 08:54:52

By Saeed Komeijani TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's most prominent political dissident, Akbar Ganji, has been released after six years in prison for criticizing some of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]