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Asylum seekers willing to die rather than return to Iran

April 19, 2011

For the past thirteen days three Iranian asylum seekers have been on hunger strike in front of the offices of Amnesty International. One protester has sewn his mouth together saying he is willing to starve to death rather than be sent back to Iran.

 

The protesters are members of Green Wave Voice, an organisation protesting against the results of the Iranian presidential election in 2009. One of the protesters has sewn his mouth together using a needle and thread and says he is willing to starve to death rather than be sent back to prison or execution in Iran.

 

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