Monday, May 25, 2009

Imprisoned Sri Lankan refugees go on hunger strike

(DM)The 55 Sri Lankans who were recently discovered in Aceh are refusing to eat after they were placed in a penitentiary by Aceh's provincial administration and Immigration Office.

One of the survivors, Sajanthan, who speaks both Malay and English, said the group was on a hunger strike because they were feeling "trauma and unease" at being placed in prison. Full text