Hunger strike ends in time for dinner

  • 1999-01-14
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Inmates at Rummu Prison ended a hunger strike Jan 7 that began to protest a search by officers of prisoners' cells. Rain Pent, head of security at the Estonian prison board, which oversees the country's penitentiaries, said about 180 prisoners had taken part in the hunger strike, which began at lunchtime Jan. 6 and ended by dinner Jan. 7. "The prisoners understand that what they asked for was not legal and that is why they finished their hunger strike Thursday evening," said Pent. "They thought that the prison was not strong and they could demand what they wanted and the prison wo...
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