Saturday, November 03, 2007

On Hunger Strike Against The Sentence

Ten of those convicted on Wednesday for their participation in the Madrid train bombings have subsequently begun a hunger strike in protest against the sentence. The prisoners refusing food, who are now distributed around different prisons in Spain, include Jamal Zougam and Otman el Gnaoui who both received heavy sentences in the verdict; as well as Basel Ghalyoun and Fouad El Morabit. There was a hunger strike during the trial as well, but it collapsed quickly as it became clear that it would have no effect on the proceedings. It is hard to see how the current hunger strike can achieve anything for those participating.

El País - Diez condenados por el 11-M inician una huelga de hambre

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