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Political prisoners at Magazine prison begin hunger strike

Forty political prisoners at Colombo’s Magazine prison have begun a hunger strike, Daily Mirror reports.

The 40 detainees held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act began striking on Wednesday, calling for their cases to be expedited, according to the prisons spokesperson.

Ten Tamil political prisoners at Anuradhapura prison have been hunger striking for over two weeks and refusing medical treatment since last week, demanding their release.