hunger strike


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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.
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The Ombudsman's assistant Erlan Alimbayev and representatives of the department for protection of human rights by law enforcement bodies visited the detention center #1 of Bishkek and the penal colony of the State Penitentiary Service and got acquainted with the condition of those going on a hunger strike.
KARACHI -- Hunger strike of doctors till death continued on the second consecutive day outside Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Thursday.
Summary: Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], Aug 14 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will suspend its 25-day long hunger strike today.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Celebrations erupted across the Palestinian territories, after hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ended their hunger strike after prison authorities agreed to a key demand of the protesters.
GENEVA, May 25 (KUNA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Thursday warned against "irreversible health consequences" of Palestinians on hunger strike in the Israeli prisons.
PNN/ Bethlehem/ A general strike will take place on Monday in all areas of the occupied Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip as well as in the diaspora in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners, who have entered the 36th day of their hunger strike.
Sunday marked the end of four weeks of a hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Summary: Palestinians in Shatila held a day of solidarity Thursday in support of the 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails currently engaged in an open-ended hunger strike that started mid-April to protest harsh conditions inside Israeli prisons.
RAMALLAH, May 12, 2017 (WAFA) -- Head of the Prisonersae1/4ao Affairs Committee Issa Qaraqe said Friday negotiations could take place between the Israeli authorities and leaders of the mass indefinite hunger strike during the coming hours of Friday, the 26 th day of the strike.
Kurds residing in Limassol have started a two-day hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish prisoners in Turkish prisons who have been on hunger strike since February.
ISLAMABAD -- The prisoners lodged in Baramulla district jail have started hunger strike to protest against the highhandedness of the prison authorities.
KARACHI -- Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani on Saturday visited Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)'s hunger strike camp and assured MQM leaders to raise their reservations in the provincial assembly and convey them to the chief minister of Sindh.