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Anoosheh Ashoori to start hunger strike in protest against Iran hostage-taking

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A British-Iranian man imprisoned in Iran is to start a hunger strike on Sunday in support of a 77-year-old American who is protesting outside nuclear talks in Vienna against Iranian hostage taking. Anoosheh Ashoori, w...

It’s the Tory Hunger Games all over again – only this time with pork pies

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How are you finding the pace of Boris Johnson’s political demise? I once saw a wildlife clip where a snake was eating a live chicken, but stopped for a long rest in the middle of it, leaving the bird sort of half in, ...

Bahraini hunger striker in London told by MPs they will take up case

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A Bahraini man whose father has been detained for 10 years in the Gulf country will end a 23-day hunger strike outside Bahrain’s embassy in London on Friday after MPs vowed to raise his father’s case in the Commons. A...

Arizona students stage hunger strike to urge Sinema to support voting reform

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Since Monday, a group of 20 college students from the University of Arizona and Arizona State have been on hunger strike in an effort to pressure one of the most heavily criticized Democratic senators, Kyrsten Sinema,...

‘The last resort’: jailed former Qatar World Cup official on his hunger strike

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The detained former Qatar World Cup official Abdullah Ibhais has repeated his claims of innocence as he enters the 17th day of a hunger strike in prison. Ibhais was seized by Qatari authorities last month and returned...

At 89, I am on a hunger strike for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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We cannot allow Richard Ratcliffe’s ending of his courageous 21-day hunger strike to be the end of publicity urging the government to pay its long-owed debt so that Nazanin and the other hostages return home. Thus man...

What happens when you cross Christmas with the Hunger Games? Let’s find out

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Well, we’ve done it: we’ve successfully navigated the goth autumnal chicane of Halloween and Bonfire Night, and now, crackling distantly in the air, can you hear it – a jingling of the bells? Christmas looms, and thou...

After 17 days of hunger strike, I’m still trying to save Nazanin

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This may not be the finest article ever published by the Guardian, or the best that I have written. After 17 days on hunger strike outside the Foreign Office, I have to admit I am slowing down both in my speech and in...

Growing concern for Richard Ratcliffe 17 days into hunger strike

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Fears are growing for the welfare of Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of the detained Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, now on the 17th day of his hunger strike outside the Foreign Office. Some of...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband on second hunger strike in effort to free her

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The husband of the jailed British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has gone on hunger strike for a second time in an attempt to persuade the UK foreign secretary to do more to bring his wife back from d...

‘Tired of broken promises’: climate activists launch hunger strike outside White House

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With little more than sun hats, placards and folding chairs, five young activists have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House urging Joe Biden not to abandon his bold climate agenda. The protest came a day ...

Rebels without a cause: has title win taken away Atlético Madrid’s hunger?

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Diego Simeone had pretty much seen it all but he had never seen this and he didn’t much like it either. It was 8.15 on a Tuesday night down by the side of the M45 motorway, the last move before half-time in the sixth ...

Sinn Féin commemoration of IRA hunger striker provokes backlash

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Sinn Féin is facing a political backlash for commemorating a dead IRA hunger striker but failing to acknowledge the fate of a young mother who burned to death in one of his bombs. Politicians from other parties and co...

The Guardian view on poverty and the Tories: hunger hits home

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Steve Baker, Conservative MP for Wycombe and a well-known Brexiter, said he was not surprised by new research showing that his constituency has the highest levels of food insecurity of anywhere in the country. Around ...

Migrants in Brussels end mass hunger strike for legal status after 60 days

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Hundreds of undocumented migrants in Brussels have ended a hunger strike after 60 days, giving up the demand for a collective regularisation of their status. A representative for the group announced on Wednesday that ...

Alarm grows over migrants’ hunger strike in Brussels

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The Belgian government is under pressure to offer residence permits to several hundred migrants, some of whom are “between life and death” after a weeks’ long hunger strike in Brussels. Undocumented migrants have been...

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