Hunger strikes

5 Longest Hunger Strikes In History

Food is one of life's most taken for granted commodities, and most people reading this article right now will have access to it in one form or another. In today's society, it's almost inconceivable to think about going a day without it. But, imagine not only going days without a single meal, but weeks on end with no sustenance, and then imagine going through this ordeal by choice!

Turkish educators on hunger strike taken to hospital by 'force,' lawyer says

Imprisoned educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça were taken to Ankara's Sincan Prison Campus Hospital "by force" on the 143rd day of their hunger strikes early on July 29 although the authorities did not have their consent, the educators' lawyer Ebru Timtik said.

Constitutional Court denies Turkish hunger strikers' demand to be released from jail

The Constitutional Court on June 28 denied the demand of jailed educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça to be released from prison. The two have been on hunger strike for over 100 days in protest at their dismissal from their posts in state of emergency decrees, and were arrested at the end of May.