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Guantanamo: Former inmate Jihad Diyab 'to leave' Uruguay

Jihad Diyab, a Syrian, was one of a group of six Guantanamo detainees who were given asylum in Uruguay in 2014 as part of efforts to close the camp.

He had been on hunger strike for 68 days and was at risk of dying.

Mr Diyab had been demanding to be transferred to an Arab country.

He said that he wanted to be reunited with his family.

His supporters have not revealed which country has agreed to take him but officials have made clear that he cannot return to Syria because of the civil war there.

Irom Sharmila: World's longest hunger strike to end

Her campaign against a controversial security law had led to her being detained, and forced fed through a tube in her nose, for over a decade.

She was held under a law that makes attempting suicide a crime.

The court in northeastern Manipur state granted her bail on Tuesday and asked her to reappear on 23 June.

Ms Sharmila has signed a personal bail bond and is expected to be released after bail procedures are complete.

It is not clear when she will formally break her fast.


'Different agitation'

Palestinian hunger striker loses consciousness after 60 days

Naser Allan says his son Mohammed Allan, who went on a hunger strike in May, lost consciousness on Friday. He says his son was imprisoned in the past for his affiliation with the Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant group.

Israel recently passed a law that would allow force-feeding hunger strikers but it's still unclear if the contentious procedure will be carried out.

3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike

Leonid Volkov, campaign chief for the opposition, and candidates Yegor Savin and Sergei Boyko began the strike on Tuesday after the election commission in Russia's third-largest city didn't accept the signatures they submitted to register to run in the upcoming local legislature vote.