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Rappler's latest stories on hunger strike


The Sumilao farmers, a decade after they marched for their rights

Oct 15, 2017 - 3:13 PM

'Gusto din namin pakita yun progress din namin... Eto 'yung mangyayari kapag ang mga magsasaka ay may kanilang sariling lupa.'

DECADE AFTER. The lives of the Sumilao farmers have changed in so many ways 10 years after they fought for their rights.

Migrants in hunger strike at France-Italy border

Jun 13, 2015 - 6:56 PM

While the women and children ate food provided by the Red Cross the men refuse to eat

A migrant prays next to the sea as he waits with other migrants at the border between Italy and France in the city of Ventimiglia, Italy, on June 13, 2015. Photo by Jean-Christophe Magnenet/ AFP

UN chief presses Israel over hunger-strike Palestinians

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:11 AM

Among those refusing food are six parliamentarians from the Palestinian Legislative Council all of whom are administrative detainees according to Israeli and Palestinian rights groups

In this file photo, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a press conference in Manila, Philippines, 22 December 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Jailed journalist on hunger strike in Egypt 'critical'

May 13, 2014 - 10:33 PM

The reporter has shed around 40 kilograms in 112 days and is in danger of going into a coma

Philippine climate change envoy leads new protest fast

Jan 31, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Sano will carry out his fast while visiting Tacloban which was devastated by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

FATS FOR THE CLIMATE. Sano delivers a 590,000+ person campaign calling for climate action directly to the climate negotiations in an unprecedented step for a climate negotiator and calls on UN countries to take urgent and bolder action to tackle climate change. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI

Brotherhood prisoners launch hunger strike in Egypt

Dec 23, 2013 - 11:50 PM

The Brotherhood says several senior figures are taking part in the strike including an adviser to Mohamed Morsi during his presidency

6 months on, hunger strike roils Guantanamo

Aug 08, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Many legal political obstacles to closing Guantanamo remain meaning dozens of detainees who have been force fed are no nearer to returning home

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. Photo by  EPA/J. Scott Applewhite / Pool

Mos Def in reenacted force-feeding

Jul 12, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Actor rapper joins campaign against highly disputed military procedure

PROCEDURE. Mos Def presents reenactment of force-feeding. Screenshot from YouTube (The Guardian)

Guantanamo hunger strikers ready for death - lawyer

Mar 30, 2013 - 9:57 AM

The 130 Guantanamo jail prisoners who staged a 50 day hunger strike prepares for their death