Hunger strike in Schiphol migrant prison

From telephone calls during a solidarity demo outside Schiphol migrant prison yesterday (05/05/13), activists learned that there are currently between 20 and 26 detainees on hunger strike there.

The hunger strike began on 1st May, with the strikers demanding freedom. They are being placed in isolation cells every evening at 5pm and not released until 8am the following morning. This is ‘for their own safety’, according to the guards at the prison.


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