All Posts Tagged With: "hunger strike"

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Udaltsov Finally Hospitalized Despite Doctor’s Objections

In the midst of a hunger strike, Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov was admitted to a Moscow hospital after initially being rejected, despite complaints of low blood sugar, heart pain, and “noises in his head.”

Oct 17, 2011 | Continued
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Sochi Gov’t Reaches Deal with Hunger Strikers

Residents facing eviction in Sochi have ended a 24-day hunger strike after local authorities agreed to address their concerns.

Jun 18, 2010 | Continued
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Accidental ‘Strategy 31’ Participant Sentenced to 2.5 Years Confinement

A Russian man who tried to defend an elderly woman whom he saw being manhandled by police at an opposition rally has been sentenced to two and a half years in a penal colony.

Jun 9, 2010 | Continued
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Sochi Hunger Strike Continues Past 16th Day

A hunger strike by residents facing eviction from their homes in Sochi to make way for Olympic construction has continued, and been blockaded throughout the Russian media, for more than two weeks.

Jun 4, 2010 | Continued
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Evicted Sochi Residents Go on Hunger Strike

Residents in Sochi who are being forcibly evicted from their homes to make way for Olympic construction are going on hunger strike to protest a lack of fair compensation for their property by the local government.

May 20, 2010 | Continued
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High Mortality Rate in Russian Prisons ‘Depressing’

Efforts to reform Russia’s notoriously draconian penal system have resulted in fewer overall prisoners, but its staggering number of annual deaths remains.

Apr 6, 2010 | Continued
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Unpaid Olympic Workers Continue Hunger Strike

Construction workers hired for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are continuing a hunger strike taken up last Thursday in protest to their contractors’ failure to pay their wages in more than three months.

Mar 16, 2010 | Continued