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Thursday, November 25, 2004

UK: refugee in 10th day of hunger strike

from Doncaster Today

A DESPERATE asylum seeker was yesterday starting his tenth day without water or food after apparently losing hope over a bid to stay in Doncaster.

Iranian Ali Avishli, 37, has sewn his lips together and is refusing medical help, despite his condition worsening by the day.

Friends say homeless Mr Avishli, whose last bid for asylum was turned down, wants to die in the town rather than return to the country where he was tortured by police before fleeing two years ago.

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