Patxi Ruiz, a political prisoner belonging to the Basque ethnicity in Spain, started a hunger strike in the Murcia II prison where he is being held to protest harassment and threats by the jail authorities
Ibrahim Gökçek’s death follows the deaths of another band member along with an ally in April, who were both also on hunger strikes to protest the state persecution of the band stemming from the crackdown carried out by the Turkish government in retaliation to the failed 2016 coup
Some of the detainees have been on strike for more than 50 days demanding an end to their illegal administrative detention without charge or trial by the state of Israel
The strike has been called in solidarity with the gas workers of MontevideoGas company and against the Brazilian state owned company Petrobras.
The Uruguayan trade unions called for a partial general strike in solidarity with the gas workers of the MontevideoGas, who have been on a hunger strike since April 30.
Thousands of Kurdish leaders and militants have been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, incarcerated on the Imrali island prison for the past 20 years
During solidarity rally on Saturday, protesters say struggle continues
Activist says the support they receive from people all over the country gives them the energy to keep going
Members of parliament, activists, and students express their solidarity with Brazilian protesters