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In Jaffna
November 4, 2017 6:21 am gmt |
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The Representatives of the Northern Province and the Jaffna University student union, visits Anuradhapura today, to meet the prisoners who are conducting the hunger strike into the prison. The motive of the visit is to demand the prisoners to abandon the hunger strike, the sources said. The visit was...
In Srilanka
October 19, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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The discussion between the President Maithiripala Sirisena and the representative of the University Student Union of Jaffna University will be held at the Presidential secretariat, Today (19 Sep). The governor of Northern Province arranged for the meeting, after the students’ request to him to organi...
In India
June 18, 2017 12:37 pm gmt |
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Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, ended her hunger strike after prison authorities promised to shift her to Puzhal jail. She began her hunger protest on Thursday in Vellore prison demanding that she be shifted to Puzhal jail, ...
In India
February 22, 2017 4:54 am gmt |
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DMK leaders, accompanied by party working president MK Stalin, went on a statewide hunger strike in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday  (22nd Feb) to protest the ruckus in the state Assembly on Saturday during the Palanisamy trust vote. Stalin had on Sunday announced that the DMK would hold a hunger strike acro...
In Latest Stories
January 26, 2017 6:35 am gmt |
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Tamil political prisoners are staging an iconic hunger strike today (26th January)  to support those who are staging a hunger strike in Vavuniya urging the government to explain what happened to the missing people, to search those who went missing and to release the people who were arrested under Ter...
In Latest Stories
September 27, 2016 6:13 am gmt |
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The political prisoners in the Anuradhapura prison are continuing their 07th day Hunger strike, as no solution has proposed yet regarding their request to grant amnesty and release them. Seventeen Inmates being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) commenced their Hunger strike on Septembe...
In Latest Stories
September 21, 2016 6:48 am gmt |
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The political prisoners in the Anuradhapura prison are engaged in a hunger strike today (21st September 2016) demanding their release.  Although the government promised to release the prisoners, it had released only a few said the protesters. The prisoners who are staging the hunger strike were held ...
In India
August 9, 2016 6:13 am gmt |
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After being on fast for the last 16 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Chanu Sharmila is all set to end her fast today (9th Aug). According to her brother Irom Singhajit, the 44-year-old iconic rights activist, who was forcibl...
In Special News
March 7, 2016 10:24 am gmt |
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Today (Monday) relations of political prisoners stage a symbolic hunger strike to support to the political prisoners and enforce their release.  Mannar citizens committee and war affected organization calls upon to this hunger strike and it is commenced at the Muniyappar temple complex at 7.00am. Man...
In Latest Stories
February 23, 2016 12:17 pm gmt |
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A Palestinian detainee has entered uncharted medical territory with a hunger strike of 89 days — longer than protest fasts by other Palestinians or by prisoners in Northern Ireland in 1981, an advocacy group said Monday. Mohammed Al-Qeq, a news reporter for Saudi channel Al Majd, is under observation...
In Europe
November 24, 2015 10:14 am gmt |
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Around 1,300 migrants, mostly from Morocco, Iranian, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, held a fifth day of protest on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia demanding passage to western Europe on Monday (November 23). They were left stranded on border after Macedonia imposed a new policy of filtering ...
In Latest Stories
November 17, 2015 5:05 am gmt |
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The hunger strike carried out by the political prisoners to insist of their release has come to an end today (Tuesday), said Pushpakumara Rohana, the Commissioner General of Prisons.  Since the government had promised to release them after rehabilitation, the inmates have agreed and given up the prol...
In Latest Stories
November 16, 2015 4:44 am gmt |
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The hunger strike unto death, insisting to grant amnesty and release inmates as they are in detention for years, is being carried out by the political prisoners for the 9th today. Due to the hunger strike and abstinence from medical treatment, about 15 inmates are in serious condition, say prison sou...
In Latest Stories
November 15, 2015 4:32 am gmt |
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The political prisoners proceed the hunger strike today as well for the 8th day. The health condition of most of the prisoners is becoming critical. Until the last night 35 prisoners are reported to have been hospitalized. “We are never going to give up the strike until the president set us free unde...
In Latest Stories
November 14, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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Tamil political prisoners have been on a hunger strike urging their release under the common amnesty. Among them 31 prisoners to be released on bail on Monday (Nov.16), said the Commissioner of Prisons, Rohana Pushpakumara. The Prisons Commissioner also says their name list will be given Monday, and ...
In Jaffna
November 13, 2015 12:04 pm gmt |
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Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran has reportedly stated that he is unable to request the political prisoners who have been on hunger strike to give up the strike, and asked on which assurance he could request them, while replying the question raised by the Switzerland Ambassador for ...
In Latest Stories
November 12, 2015 9:18 am gmt |
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The Prison Headquarters stated that around 143 Tamil political prisoners, in Magazine, Batticaloa, Badhulla and Anuradhapura prisons, have been engaged on hunger strike for the 5th day today. Insisting the government to grant them amnesty and release, since they have been in detention without any cha...
In Latest Stories
November 9, 2015 8:12 am gmt |
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The Justice Ministry has said that 30 prisoners who were arrested and have been detained on suspicion of involvement with the LTTE will be released today (Monday). The detainees have involved in hunger strikes to insist to release them as they have been detained for a long time without any charges. H...
In Latest Stories
November 7, 2015 4:19 am gmt |
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The 217 Tamil political prisoners detained in 14 various prisons of the country have announced to proceed the hunger strike again from tomorrow (Nov 8). The prisoners had carried out a hunger strike last month urging a common amnesty and then the strike was given up on the president’s assurance to re...