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Jailed Omanis on hunger strike

  Twenty-one Omanis jailed for slandering the country's ruler have gone on hunger strike in protest against what they say is their wrongful imprisonment, a lawyer said on Monday.   The prisoners

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Bahrain activist to end hunger strike

Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja will end a more than three-month-long hunger strike on Monday evening, his lawyer said.  Al-Khawaja, who is also a Danish citizen, is a leader of the protest that erupted last year in Bah

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Bahrain commission calls in global expert

An international expert will help the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) analyse the situation of prisoners currently on hunger strike. Dr Sondra Crosby specialises in the analysis of hunger strikes and will visit the 84 pris

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India moves for talks with anti-graft activist

India's government tentatively moved to open talks with an anti-corruption activist who has shed 5kg (11 lbs) in a week-long hunger strike that has earned him more public support at the expense of embattled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. T

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Jailed Iranian reporter on hunger strike

A US-Iranian reporter jailed by Tehran for espionage has gone on hunger strike and says she will not stop until she is released, her father said on Saturday. Reza Saberi said his daughter Roxana, 31, had called from prison to say she was o

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