By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli, 8 May 2014:
Some 80 illegal immigrants, all of them Africans, held at Al-Hamara detention . . .[restrict]centre near Gharian have gone on hunger strike, demanding better conditions and better treatment. They also want their situation to be clarified.
The hunger strike started four days ago, according to Nasseredine Al-Ghariani, the head of the centre. He said that he had called the Illegal Immigrants Department at the Ministry of Interior, for help. The health condition of some of the strikers had started to give cause for concern, he told the Libya Herald. If the department did not come up with a solution within the next four days, he warned, he would release all the prisoners in the centre.
There are some 670, he said. [/restrict]