Category : hunger strike

Yulia Tsvetkova’s hunger strike: “I have reached a dead end”

alt informationIndex award-winner calls on her supporters not to waste any more time "on the farce called Russian justice"

Bahrain: Free Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace

alt informationNine Bahraini and international NGOs and the University College Union launched a campaign this week marking the 100th day of detained human rights defender Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace’s hunger strike

Jailed Macedonian journalist begins hunger strike

A Macedonian investigative journalist has gone on hunger strike today, in protest against his continued detention. The wife of Tomislav Kezarovski told local media that both she and her jailed husband are now on hunger strike, in hopes that it will call attention to his “absurd” situation. Kezarovski has been held in Skopje’s Shutka prison […]

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index - international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index - international free speech round up 15/02/13

Tunisian journalist ends hunger strike

Journalist and activist Ramzi Bettaieb ended a 15-day hunger strike yesterday. Three other activists and bloggers, Azyz Amami, Houcem Hajlaoui and Emine M’tiraoui, who went on hunger strike in solidarity with Bettaieb have also ended their action. Bettaieb, who works for the blogger’s collective Nawaat, went on hunger strike to highlight the lack of transparency in a […]

Bahrain: Abdulhadi Alkhawaja ends hunger strike

Prominent Bahraini rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja ended his hunger strike yesterday (28 May), according to his lawyer, Mohammad Al-Jishi. Alkhawaja, who was on hunger strike for 110 days, started his hunger strike on 8 February saying that he would strike until “freedom or death”.  The former head of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) was brought […]

Hunger striker Abdulhadi Alkhawaja to be retried in civilian court

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation yesterday ordered a retrial in a civilian court for activist and hunger striker Abdulhadi Alkhawaja and twenty other activists. Alkhawaja was originally sentenced to life in prison by a military tribunal in June 2011 for his involvement in last year’s anti-government protests. Despite ordering a re-trial, the court decided to keep Alkhawaja and […]

Thousands march against election fraud in Astrakhan

The capital of Russian opposition moved from Moscow to the southern city of Astrakhan last week. More than 5,000 people came out in support of ex-mayoral candidate Oleg Shein, who has been on hunger strike for over a month in protest against mayoral election results. The protest rally was the largest since those  held in Moscow in […]

Russia: Oleg Shein on hunger strike in protest against election “fraud”

Ex-mayoral opposition candidate Oleg Shein is continuing his 29-day hunger strike protesting against local mayoral election results. Held the same day as presidential elections, they were allegedly no less fraudulent. United Russia’s candidate Mikhail Stolyarov won 60 per cent of the vote and Shein less than 30. Shein, member of political party “A Just Russia” and Astrakhan […]

Bahrain: Hunger strike activist collapses

Bahraini activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja collapsed last night while on hunger strike. Alkhawaja, who went on hunger strike ahead of the February 14 anniversary of mass protests in Bahrain, was taken to the hospital where he was given IV treatment without his consent. The activist’s lawyer reported Alkhawaja showed serious signs of fatigue and had difficulty moving and walking. His daughter, […]

Bahrain: Jailed activists begin hunger strike

Fourteen imprisoned activists have begun a one-week hunger strike in Bahrain. The activists, who have been imprisoned since March 2011, are protesting the continuous crackdown on demonstrations in Bahrain. The health of several of the activists is at risk –human rights defender AbdulJaleel AlSingace who suffers from poliomyelitis, a nerve disease, previously suffered a heart attack whilst on […]