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hunger strike

n.
A voluntary fast undertaken as a means of political protest, as by a prisoner.

hunger striker n.

hunger strike

n
(Sociology) a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest
hunger striker n

hun′ger strike`


n.
a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest, as against imprisonment or social injustice.
[1885–90]
hun′ger-strike`, v.i. -struck, strik•ing.
hun′ger strik`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protesthunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
fast, fasting - abstaining from food
nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, passive resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
Translations
إضْراب عن الطَّعام
hladovka
sultestrejke
éhségsztrájk
hungurverkfall
hladovka

hunger strike

n to be on (a) hunger strikesich im Hungerstreik befinden; to go on (a) hunger strikein (den) Hungerstreik treten

hunger strike

nsciopero della fame

hunger

(ˈhaŋgə) noun
1. the desire for food. A cheese roll won't satisfy my hunger.
2. the state of not having enough food. Poor people in many parts of the world are dying of hunger.
3. any strong desire. a hunger for love.
verb
(usually with for) to long for (eg affection, love).
ˈhungry adjective
wanting or needing food etc. a hungry baby; I'm hungry – I haven't eaten all day; He's hungry for adventure.
ˈhungrily adverb
ˈhungriness noun
hunger strike
a refusal to eat, as a form of protest or to force (someone) to agree to certain demands etc. The prisoners went on hunger strike as a protest against prison discipline.
References in periodicals archive ?
By the beginning of May, the number of strikers decreased to just below 1,000 people, but later said Palestinian sources the number of people joining the hunger strikes have risen by at least 300 since then.
Unlike previous Palestinian hunger strikes, the current strike gained worldwide publicity and was particularly highlighted in an essay by the most prominent prisoner of the Palestinian cause, Marwan Barghouti.
Hundreds of people within and outside prisons in several countries have launched 5-day rotational hunger strikes in solidarity with the prisoners.
The solidarity hunger strikes were launched by groups of prisoners in the Ofer, Negev, Nafha, and Ramon prisons, and would continue in other Israeli prisons, the committee added.
Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy, which violates international law.
The way to end the hunger strikes is not to force feed hunger strikers but to address the underlying human rights violations against which they are protesting, namely, the practice of administrative detention.
Reading Thomas Hennessey's intense look at the stand-off between the "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher and the equally iron will of the Irish Republican prisoners during the 1980-81 hunger strikes is like eavesdropping on a series of private (and not so private) conversations among politicians, paramilitaries, public servants, priests and parents.
Amid continued denial of fair trials and the absence of humane conditions in Egyptian prisons, tens of political prisoners are staging hunger strikes in order to deliver their message, the organisation said.
We remain concerned for Sotoudeh's well-being given Iran's history of withholding treatment from prisoners and allowing them to die from hunger strikes," Nuland said.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- After 67 days, the hunger strikes in prisons have ended.
Hunger striking in Ireland perhaps did not come to sustained international attention until the 1981 hunger strikes that took the life of Bobby Sands and proved a galvanizing political event for Irish republicanism, but between 1917 and 1981, twenty-one others died in hunger strikes for the Irish republican cause.
6 (BNA) -- The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) has invited Dr Sondra Crosby a very distinguished international expert on hunger strikes to join its team in Bahrain in order to evaluate the prisoners currently on hunger strike.