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Palestinian hunger strike deal ‘within reach’ – Middle East | Al Jazeera English

An agreement that would end the hunger strike of some 2,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has been reached in Cairo, pending approval by strikers’ committee, a senior Palestinian official told Al Jazeera. “An agreement was reached in Cairo today [Sunday] on a proposal to end the hunger strike of the Palestinian prisoners,” Issa Karaka, head of the Palestinian prison ...

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Bahraini Hunger Striker’s Life in Peril as U.S.-Backed Forces Continue Anti-Democracy Crackdown | Democracy Now!

The U.S.-backed monarchy in Bahrain continues the crackdown on protesters, with reports of many injuries and at least one death over the weekend. We speak to Zainab Alkhawaja, the daughter of jailed human rights leader Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who is now on the 54th day of his hunger strike. Doctors say her father could go into a coma at any point, ...

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A Shining Victory for Non-Violence: How Khader Adnan Exposed the Irrationality of Administrative Detention | Counterpunch

IN A democratic state, there is no place for administrative detention, nor even for trials in which vital evidence is withheld from the accused and defense lawyers. There must be better ways of protecting informers and other secret sources of information. For example, allowing defendants in such cases to choose lawyers only from a restricted list of those with the ...

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Thousands rally in Gaza, West Bank for hunger striker | Reuters

(Reuters) – Several thousand Palestinians rallied in Gaza and the West Bank Friday in support of jailed Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan, who is on the 62nd day of a hunger strike to protest against his detention by Israel. “We are all Khader Adnan,” chanted crowds gathered in the Gaza Strip, with activists from the main political parties joining forces ...

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Jailed Bahrain activists stage hunger strike | The Guardian

Opposition supporters caught in crackdown on anti-government protests have refused food for nine days More than 100 jailed Bahraini activists – including doctors who treated injured protesters during months of anti-government dissent – are on hunger strike, an international panel revealed on Wednesday. The Bahrain independent commission of inquiry said 84 opposition supporters have been on hunger strike for nine ...

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