Hunger Strike at Bandarban Jail ends
31(?) March 2002
Some 522 nationals of
DIG (prison) Abdus Salam, Deputy Commissioner DK Chowdhury and Police Super Abdul Bari Mia negotiated and broke their hunger strike Saturday night with bread and banana. They began the hunger strike on Friday.
Official said that foreign nationals are in jail although their prison terms ended long ago. They include 473 from
They are in Jail as a negotiations to take them back is unnecessarily lingered by their government, jail officials said.
They said these prisoners, mostly trained in marshal art, often posed threat to other inmates of the jail and the jail authorities as well. " In fact, we want to get rid of them immediately," said an official.#