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27 September 2001 Edition

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Two more hunger strikers die

Two further Turkish death fasters have succumbed in the past week. Hunger-striking prisoner Ibrahim Erler died after 132 days of hunger strike. He set himself on fire in protest at a police attack on the funeral of fellow death faster Ümüs Sahingöz on Saturday, 15 September. He was brought to hospital in a critical condition and died later in hospital.

Abdulbari Yusufoglu, also died at the weekend, the 35th hunger striker to die in the protest against F-Type prisons that has been ongoing since late last year.

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