Immigrants call off hunger strike in solidarity with Paris attack victims

Immigrants conducting a hunger strike at the Czech detention centre of Drahonice have called off their action in what they described as an act of solidarity the victims of the Paris attacks. Around 40 detainees, mostly from Iraq, began their hunger strike last Tuesday in protest at their likely deportation. They condemned the Paris attacks, for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility, and said that IS was also responsible the violence in their homeland which they were fleeing.

Author: Chris Johnstone