hunger strike

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A form of nonviolent protest against conditions, used for instance by political prisoners who refuse to eat in order to publicize the cause they believe in, using what they may perceive to be the only means available to them. Prolonged hunger strikes can be fatal, so prison authorities sometimes attempt to avert the risk of death by forced feeding of hunger strikers.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — European History.

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