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Bahrain panel: 101 activists on hunger strike

 A woman passes graffiti on a wall that calls for the release of political prisoners Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in the western Shiite Muslim village of Ma...
 CORRECTS WORDING - A woman touts anti-government slogans on a compressed-air horn during a protest against the Bahraini monarchy late Sunday, Sept. 4...

Mideast Bahrain

A woman passes graffiti on a wall that calls for the release of political prisoners Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in the western Shiite Muslim village of Ma...

CORRECTION Mideast Bahrain

CORRECTS WORDING - A woman touts anti-government slogans on a compressed-air horn during a protest against the Bahraini monarchy late Sunday, Sept. 4...

Investigators say 101 jailed activists are on hunger strike in Bahrain after months of anti-government protests and crackdowns.
A statement by the international Bahrain Commission of Inquiry says 84 opposition supporters are on hunger strike in prison. In addition, 17 detained activists have been hospitalized by the Interior Ministry for their refusal to eat.
The statement was e-mailed to media Wednesday.
It said an international expert on hunger strikes will join the panel to visit the striking detainees and evaluate their condition.
Hundreds of activists have been imprisoned since February when Shiite-led demonstrations for greater rights began in Bahrain. They were inspired by Arab uprisings.


Updated : 2020-12-04 17:02 GMT+08:00