Frame 0004
Jailed Salafists' Families in Hunger ...
Casablanca
By Martin Jay
01 Feb 2016

This video shows veiled women in a hunger strike in Casablanca, in 2009, in protest of the alleged treatment of their husbands in prison and violations of their human rights because they belong to the Salafist movement in Morocco. *Interview in English

Frame 0004
Egyptian Hunger Strike
Cairo
By Sergi Cabeza
22 Sep 2014

September 22, 2015
Cairo, Egypt

About 170 political prisoners are on a hunger strike in Egyptian prisons according to the ‘We Have Had Enough’ movement which is supporting the action. The first prisoner was Egyptian American Mohamed Soltan who has now been striking for more than 240 days.
Outside the prisons more than 100 people, including journalists, doctors, engineers and lawyers, have joined the hunger strike in sympathy with the prisoners and against the law prohibiting protest demonstrations.
Among the hunger strikers is 22 year old Ahmad Mandouh, a 6th year medical student at Cairo University, who also monitors the health of his fellow strikers. Most of the strikers stop eating for 24 to 48 hours but Ahmad and a number of others continue for indefinite periods, breaking their strike for one day from time to time.
‘We Have Had Enough’ says the strike will go on until all political prisoners are released.

Shot List / Soundbites

0'- Ahmad tells the 4 other hunger strikers based in the Eish & Horreya (Bread and Freedom) party premises to wake up in the morning.

10'- Two of the guys in the room prepare for their hygienc morning visit to the toilet.

15'- Ahmad prepares his tools to conduct medical tests.

21'- He has a notebook to follow the medical evolution of the strikers

26'- I'm supervising the strike, the medical situation of the strikers. I follow them up looking for the medical status and doing medical examination for them taking blood presure and taking blood glucose level to follow them up if someone get tired or get sick, so I can help him early.

50'- Ahmad measures the blood presure of one of the strikers

57'- Ahmad measures the blood glucose levels

1' 09'- He explains the situation of one of the strikers: “He striked about one week and he broke the strike and now he just started over again”

1'19''- Blood pressure from close range

1'30'' – Next striker

1'33''- Zoom on Ahmad

1'37''- I think (The Hunger Strike) it's a new strategy. We can support each other, we can support the prisoners, We can brake the protest law if we join and support each other. Actually we sacrifice our lives to brake the law and to support the prisoners and to ask the government to free them out. So I think it can help, the strike.

2'11''- It's a great thing that Mahienour got released, we are so happy, but we still have prisoners so we will continue our strike until our political prisoners get out from the jail and

2'27''- The guys chat in the room were they spend most of their time

2'33''- Another point of view

2'37''- My name is Yasser Mohamed, from the 6 of April movement. I'm 21 and have been on Hunger Strike for 7 days... (TRANSLATION MISSING)

2'54''- Ahmad heads to the Journalists Syndicate to meet and test other strikers there.

3'03''- Syndicate of journalists

3'06''- The strikers gather in the lobby of the Syndicate

3'12''- Ahmad prepares his tools yet again

3'17'' Turn for a girl to be tested.

3'21'- Posters hanging in the lobby of the syndicate

3'25''- Omar gets his blood glucose levels tested

3'36''- Omar, a freelance journalist: “We are on the second Hunger Strike. We made one on the 13 and 14 of September and now in 21 and 22 of September. Because we are against the protest law. Its against our democratic rights

4'01''- REPEATED

4'06''- A view of the gathering

4'11- END

Thumb sm
Palestinians rally outside Offer pris...
Israel
By Carlos van as
21 Feb 2013

Some 100 Palestinians gathered outside Offer Prison, in solidarity with Palestinian security prisoners holding a hunger strike.

File image'The demonstrators demanded the release of the prisoners and promised to continue fighting with that goal in mind. Israeli Police are on the ground to keep order.

Thumb sm
Palestinians rally outside Megiddo pr...
Israel
By Carlos van as
21 Feb 2013

Protesters pushing a garbage container in front of the IDF forces .
100 Palestinians rally outside Megiddo prison

Thumb sm
Palestinians gathered outside offer P...
Israel
By Carlos van as
21 Feb 2013

wounded protesters carry away ,Some 100 Palestinians gathered outside ofer Prison, in solidarity with Palestinian security prisoners holding a hunger strike.

The demonstrators demanded the release of the prisoners and promised to continue fighting with that goal in mind. Israeli Police are on the ground to keep order

Thumb sm
PALESTINIANS RALLY OUTSIDE MEGIDDO PR...
Israel
By Mais Istanbuli
21 Feb 2013

Some 100 Palestinians gathered outside Offer Prison, in solidarity with Palestinian security prisoners holding a hunger strike. Demanded the release of the prisoners and promised to continue fighting with that goal in mind. Israeli Police are on the ground to keep order.

Thumb sm
Hunger Strike at Telefonica (2 of 8)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
18 Nov 2012

Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

The first court stated that the worker appealed the dismissal last year so Andres Marcos Armenteros returned for a few months to Telefónica, but the company turned to the Superior Tribunal of Justice of Catalonia which determined that the worker should be compensated but his readmission is at the discretion of the company.

Marcos Andrés Armenteros con otros cuatro trabajadores de Telefónica (Movistar) están en huelga de hambre desde hace 27 dias en Barcelona en protesta por el despido de uno de ellos y que Telefónica echó por haber presentado varias bajas consecutivas en pocos meses durante año 2010. Los huelguistas reclaman la readmisión del trabajador, mientras que la empresa se niega a negociar.

Fue despedido de la empresa en 2010 tras varias bajas, por una hernia discal, La empresa justificó el despido acogiéndose a la reforma laboral de Zapatero, que permitía echar a un trabajador si faltaba más de un 20% del tiempo dentro de un período de cuatro meses consecutivos.

El primer tribunal al que recurrió el trabajador declaró el año pasado nulo el despido, por lo que Marcos Andrés Armenteros regresó durante unos meses a Telefónica, pero la empresa recurrió al TSJC ( Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya), que dictó improcedencia al considerar que la empresa aplicó injustamente la reforma laboral de manera retroactiva. Según esta última sentencia, el trabajador debía ser indemnizado, pero la readmisión queda a criterio de la compañía.

Thumb sm
Hunger Strike at Telefonica (3 of 8)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
18 Nov 2012

Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

The first court stated that the worker appealed the dismissal last year so Andres Marcos Armenteros returned for a few months to Telefónica, but the company turned to the Superior Tribunal of Justice of Catalonia which determined that the worker should be compensated but his readmission is at the discretion of the company.

Marcos Andrés Armenteros con otros cuatro trabajadores de Telefónica (Movistar) están en huelga de hambre desde hace 27 dias en Barcelona en protesta por el despido de uno de ellos y que Telefónica echó por haber presentado varias bajas consecutivas en pocos meses durante año 2010. Los huelguistas reclaman la readmisión del trabajador, mientras que la empresa se niega a negociar.

Fue despedido de la empresa en 2010 tras varias bajas, por una hernia discal, La empresa justificó el despido acogiéndose a la reforma laboral de Zapatero, que permitía echar a un trabajador si faltaba más de un 20% del tiempo dentro de un período de cuatro meses consecutivos.

El primer tribunal al que recurrió el trabajador declaró el año pasado nulo el despido, por lo que Marcos Andrés Armenteros regresó durante unos meses a Telefónica, pero la empresa recurrió al TSJC ( Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya), que dictó improcedencia al considerar que la empresa aplicó injustamente la reforma laboral de manera retroactiva. Según esta última sentencia, el trabajador debía ser indemnizado, pero la readmisión queda a criterio de la compañía.

Thumb sm
Hunger Strike at Telefonica (4 of 8)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
18 Nov 2012

Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

The first court stated that the worker appealed the dismissal last year so Andres Marcos Armenteros returned for a few months to Telefónica, but the company turned to the Superior Tribunal of Justice of Catalonia which determined that the worker should be compensated but his readmission is at the discretion of the company.

Marcos Andrés Armenteros con otros cuatro trabajadores de Telefónica (Movistar) están en huelga de hambre desde hace 27 dias en Barcelona en protesta por el despido de uno de ellos y que Telefónica echó por haber presentado varias bajas consecutivas en pocos meses durante año 2010. Los huelguistas reclaman la readmisión del trabajador, mientras que la empresa se niega a negociar.

Fue despedido de la empresa en 2010 tras varias bajas, por una hernia discal, La empresa justificó el despido acogiéndose a la reforma laboral de Zapatero, que permitía echar a un trabajador si faltaba más de un 20% del tiempo dentro de un período de cuatro meses consecutivos.

El primer tribunal al que recurrió el trabajador declaró el año pasado nulo el despido, por lo que Marcos Andrés Armenteros regresó durante unos meses a Telefónica, pero la empresa recurrió al TSJC ( Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya), que dictó improcedencia al considerar que la empresa aplicó injustamente la reforma laboral de manera retroactiva. Según esta última sentencia, el trabajador debía ser indemnizado, pero la readmisión queda a criterio de la compañía.

Thumb sm
Hunger Strike at Telefonica (6 of 8)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
18 Nov 2012

Medical review of the strikers
Revision medica de los huelgistas.
Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

The first court stated that the worker appealed the dismissal last year so Andres Marcos Armenteros returned for a few months to Telefónica, but the company turned to the Superior Tribunal of Justice of Catalonia which determined that the worker should be compensated but his readmission is at the discretion of the company.

Cinco trabajadores de Telefónica (Movistar) están en huelga de hambre desde hace 27 dias en Barcelona en protesta por el despido de uno de ellos y que Telefónica echó por haber presentado varias bajas consecutivas en pocos meses durante año 2010. Los huelguistas reclaman la readmisión del trabajador, mientras que la empresa se niega a negociar.

Fue despedido de la empresa en 2010 tras varias bajas, por una hernia discal, La empresa justificó el despido acogiéndose a la reforma laboral de Zapatero, que permitía echar a un trabajador si faltaba más de un 20% del tiempo dentro de un período de cuatro meses consecutivos.

El primer tribunal al que recurrió el trabajador declaró el año pasado nulo el despido, por lo que Marcos Andrés Armenteros regresó durante unos meses a Telefónica, pero la empresa recurrió al TSJC ( Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya), que dictó improcedencia al considerar que la empresa aplicó injustamente la reforma laboral de manera retroactiva. Según esta última sentencia, el trabajador debía ser indemnizado, pero la readmisión queda a criterio de la compañía.

Thumb sm
Hunger Strike at Telefonica (7 of 8)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
18 Nov 2012

Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

The first court stated that the worker appealed the dismissal last year so Andres Marcos Armenteros returned for a few months to Telefónica, but the company turned to the Superior Tribunal of Justice of Catalonia which determined that the worker should be compensated but his readmission is at the discretion of the company.

Marcos Andrés Armenteros con otros cuatro trabajadores de Telefónica (Movistar) están en huelga de hambre desde hace 27 dias en Barcelona en protesta por el despido de uno de ellos y que Telefónica echó por haber presentado varias bajas consecutivas en pocos meses durante año 2010. Los huelguistas reclaman la readmisión del trabajador, mientras que la empresa se niega a negociar.

Fue despedido de la empresa en 2010 tras varias bajas, por una hernia discal, La empresa justificó el despido acogiéndose a la reforma laboral de Zapatero, que permitía echar a un trabajador si faltaba más de un 20% del tiempo dentro de un período de cuatro meses consecutivos.

El primer tribunal al que recurrió el trabajador declaró el año pasado nulo el despido, por lo que Marcos Andrés Armenteros regresó durante unos meses a Telefónica, pero la empresa recurrió al TSJC ( Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya), que dictó improcedencia al considerar que la empresa aplicó injustamente la reforma laboral de manera retroactiva. Según esta última sentencia, el trabajador debía ser indemnizado, pero la readmisión queda a criterio de la compañía.

Thumb sm
Hunger Strike at Telefonica (8 of 8)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
18 Nov 2012

Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

The first court stated that the worker appealed the dismissal last year so Andres Marcos Armenteros returned for a few months to Telefónica, but the company turned to the Superior Tribunal of Justice of Catalonia which determined that the worker should be compensated but his readmission is at the discretion of the company.

Cinco trabajadores de Telefónica (Movistar) están en huelga de hambre desde hace 27 dias en Barcelona en protesta por el despido de uno de ellos y que Telefónica echó por haber presentado varias bajas consecutivas en pocos meses durante año 2010. Los huelguistas reclaman la readmisión del trabajador, mientras que la empresa se niega a negociar.

Fue despedido de la empresa en 2010 tras varias bajas, por una hernia discal, La empresa justificó el despido acogiéndose a la reforma laboral de Zapatero, que permitía echar a un trabajador si faltaba más de un 20% del tiempo dentro de un período de cuatro meses consecutivos.

El primer tribunal al que recurrió el trabajador declaró el año pasado nulo el despido, por lo que Marcos Andrés Armenteros regresó durante unos meses a Telefónica, pero la empresa recurrió al TSJC ( Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Catalunya), que dictó improcedencia al considerar que la empresa aplicó injustamente la reforma laboral de manera retroactiva. Según esta última sentencia, el trabajador debía ser indemnizado, pero la readmisión queda a criterio de la compañía.

Thumb sm
HUNGER STRIKE IN TELEFONICA, BARCELONA
Barcelona, Spain
By Mais Istanbuli
17 Nov 2012

Five employees of Telefónica (Movistar) are on the 27th day of a hunger strike to protest the dismissal of an employee, demanding reinstatement of the worker, but the company refuses to negotiate. The employee was fired from the company in 2010 after a herniated disc; the company justified his dismissal under the labor reform of Zapatero, that allows a worker to be let go after missing 20% of work hours within a four month period.

Thumb sm
Kurds on Hunger Strike in Turkey
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
By Jodi Hilton
14 Nov 2012

Kurdish activists hold candles during a vigil in a park in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul. After thousands of Kurdish political prisoners staged a hunger strike, they were joined by friends, relatives and supporters. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

Thumb sm
Glimpses Of Ramadan In Different Coun...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
02 Aug 2012

Collection of videos and photos depicting Ramadan experiences in different locations.

Frame 0004
Palestinian Prisoners are the Focus o...
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
11 May 2012

Cairo, Egypt | May 10, 2012

The Palestinian issue and the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails were the focus of the concluding session of the 17th ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held on Thursday, May 10, at the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr called for the release of the Palestinian women and children detained by the Israeli authorities on security charges without any formal trials.

The Palestinian delegation called on the NAM to pressure Israel to respond to the demands of the Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails and to urge Israel for their release.

SOUNDITE 1 (Arabic) – Reyad al-Malki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs:
“We consider that the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement is completely successful for Palestine. The Palestinian issue was the focus of the conference even at the predatory stages of the conference at the level of its senior officials. It adopted a number of several resolutions related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause.”

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Barkat al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt:
“The conference adopted all the demands concerning Palestine. We hope all the adopted resolutions to be achieved on the ground and this is what matters. The most important things now are the release of the Palestinian detainees and the recognition of Palestine as a full member state at the United Nations.”

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails are currently on a hunger strike protesting against their detention without charges.

The NAM ministers also held talks over the regional and international efforts exerted by the Arab League and the United Nations to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister reaffirmed Kuwait’s support to the mission of the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan which aiming to put an end to the violence in Syria and to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people based on Arab League resolutions.

The foreign ministers concluded the conference by stressing that the continuing success of the NAM would always depend on the unity of its members and the development of their abilities to interact positively with the rapid regional and international changes.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 10, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 10, 2012
Length: 0:02:00
Video Size: 99.6 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Pan right shot of flags of participant states inside the conference hall
2- Pan left shot participant FMs standing one minute in mourning of former Algerian President and late Pope Shenouda III
3- Medium shot of the banner of the conference
4- Various shots of the conference and the attendees
5- SOUNDITE 1 (Arabic) – Reyad al-Malki, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs:
“We consider that the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement is completely successful for Palestine. The Palestinian issue was the focus of the conference even at the predatory stages of the conference at the level of its senior officials. It adopted a number of several resolutions related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause.” 6- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Barkat al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt:
“The conference adopted all the demands concerning Palestine. We hope all the adopted resolutions to be achieved on the ground and this is what matters. The most important things now are the release of the Palestinian detainees and the recognition of Palestine as a full member state at the United Nations.” 7- Medium shot of Egyptian Foreign Minister speaking during the conference
8- Various shots of the conference and the attendees