Archive for the 'hunger strike' Category

Death of Francis Hughes

On May 12th, 1981, Irish Republican Army volunteer Francis Hughes died on hunger strike. He would be the second of ten men to die on hunger strike in 1981, after Bobby Sands, who died after winning an election to the British Parliament, while in prison.

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On April 18th, 2012, Khader Adnan was released from an Israeli prison after being on hunger strike for 66 days. He was objecting, among other things, to Israel’s policy of indefinite detention without trial, which still continues — but only for Palestinians.

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