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U.S. citizen Moustafa Kassem was arrested amid a massive crackdown on sit-ins in Cairo in Aug. 2013. Police are shown arresting men as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Ahmed Gomaa/AP hide caption

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On Thursday ICE officials confirmed at least six immigrant detainees on a hunger strike are being force-fed through a nasal tube. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is seen inside of the defendant's cage in a military courtroom on July 27, 2015. He is currently serving a 20-year sentence. Sergey Venyavsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody on charges of illegal entry sit in cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector/AP hide caption

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Detained Fathers Turn To Hunger Strike

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Protesters hold up portraits of Palestinians detained in Israeli jails during a demonstration in Gaza City to show support to the prisoners who launched a hunger strike on Monday. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian political activist Irom Sharmila is taken back to a hospital after a court appearance in the state of Manipur on Tuesday, a few hours before she ended her fast. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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Israeli Arab supporters of Mohammad Allan hold signs during a rally in the Israeli city of Ashkelon earlier this month. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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Hunger Strike Raises Debate About Force-Feeding In Israeli Prisons

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A watchtower rises above the maximum security complex at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Inmates Across California Join Hunger Strike Over Conditions

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Activist Irom Sharmila is flanked by a policeman, left, and a supporter, on Monday in New Delhi. Sharmila has been on a hunger strike for 12 years to protest an Indian law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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