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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Asylum seekers end hunger strike

Jan, 20th, 2011

The head of Western Australia's Hazara community, Daniel Rezaie, has confirmed a hunger strike at the Curtin Detention Centre has been called off.

It has been claimed that hundreds of asylum seekers took part in the hunger strike, angry over the time it is taking to process the applications.

Mr Rezaie says the asylum seekers called off the strike because they were promised that a representative from Canberra would be sent to talk to them, and they may have their claims processed faster.

He says several people have been taken to hospital.

"It's a lot of people taken to the hospital, because they are in so bad a condition," he said.

"Today it's more than 70 people taken to the hospital."

Source,
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/20/3117708.htm

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