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Tunisia: Further information on health concern for hunger strike prisoners

, Index number: MDE 30/030/2000

Rached Jaidane, who has been on hunger strike since 8 November, lost consciousness and was taken to hospital on 2 December. There is no news about his current state of health and his family has not been allowed to visit him. Rached Jaidane is one of scores of prisoners on hunger strike in Mahdia Prison. Among them are Bouraoui Makhlouf, Khelil Gharsallaoui and Ouasfi Zoughlami, all Islamist activists serving prison sentences on charges of links with unauthorized Islamist groups.

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