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Georgian political prisoners go on hunger strike

2009-12-04 16:25

Georgian political prisoners declared the beginning of warning hunger strike.


According to Gela Nikloaishvili, the member of Ex-Political Prisoners for Human Rights NGO, it's dated to the international Day of Human Rights Protection, celebrated on December 10th.

Georgian political prisoners start the hunger strike on December 8th , it'll last to December 10th.

Nikolaishvili said in this way the prisoners intend to express their protest against persecution of people over political motives in Georgia. They demand the authorities to let them meet with CE experts - Interpressnews.

40 inmates are expected to participate. Nikolaishvili cannot rule out human rights organisations joining them in case the demands remain not complied with. According to the data of Georgian opposition, there're 65 political prisoners in the country.


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