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Tymoshenko's health failing in Ukraine prison

KIEV Ukraine (AP) - Yulia Tymoshenko, the braided darling of Ukraine's Orange Revolution who went on to be prime minister, is wasting away in prison weakened from a hunger strike, bruised from prison beatings and afraid she will be Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike

HAVANA (AP) - A prominent Cuban dissident completed her first week on a hunger strike with supporters saying her condition is worsening each day and they fear she might die. Pro-government bloggers, meanwhile, denounced the strike as a sham. Martha Beatriz Roque, a 67-year-old, state-trained economist...

9 Iranian female prisoners go on hunger strike

DUBAI United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website. The kaleme.org reported late Wednesday that the women started...

2nd Tunisian detainee dies after hunger strike

TUNIS Tunisia (AP) - A second suspect in the attack on Tunisia's U.S. embassy died Saturday after months on a hunger strike, his lawyer said. Mohammed Bakhti, a prominent member of the ultraconservative Muslim Salafi movement, was admitted to intensive care days earlier following complications...