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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Norway: 13 Ethiopian refugees go on hunger strike

from The Norway Post:
Thirteen Ethiopian asylum seekers have started a hunger strike in the Oslo Cathedral, and have applied for church asylum.

They have all had their application for residence in Norway turned down, and had to leave the asylum centre where they lived.

A spokesman for the Ethiopia refugees says they do not have a place to live and no money for food.

The 13 say they fear for their lives if returned to Ethiopia, and the huger strike is in protest against Norwegian asylum policy.

A spokesperson for the Oslo Cathedral says the 13 have been given permission to stay in the church for the time being.

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update 29/10/04 - asylum seekers end hunger strike - Norway Post


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