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Fasting

Hunger striker in hospital

An inmate from Victoria Prison was taken to Queen Mary Hospital after a three-day hunger strike.

Tuesday, 29 September, 1998, 12:00am

Murder case

A 33-YEAR-OLD man was charged with murder, accused of pushing a 70-year-old man into the path of a truck in North Point on Friday afternoon. The accused is due to appear at Eastern Court tomorrow.

20 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Spirit still strong as five-day fast ends

Five days without food, showers or proper sleep turned Lee Cheuk-yan into a frail and pale figure slumped in a wheelchair.

He said yesterday he did not have any serious physical problems after his 120-hour hunger strike, but felt a bit weak and dizzy.

'Spiritually, I'm very strong,' he said five hours before the end of his fast.

14 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Dissidents back down

Mainland dissidents who believe the Government has failed to help them resettle abroad have cancelled a planned hunger strike over their demands to leave before the handover.

28 May 1997 - 12:00am

Prison cell could need renovation

Prison authorities may have to renovate Yip's jail cell and make special arrangements to accommodate the disabled criminal.

A Correctional Services Department spokesman said medical necessities were provided but was uncertain about other circumstances for inmates such as Yip, who lost the use of his legs in a gun battle with police.

7 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

'Trouble-makers' on hunger strike

Vietnamese being held in high-security Pik Uk Prison have started a hunger strike.

Others in Victoria Prison smashed light fittings and jail equipment before boarding a repatriation flight yesterday.

15 May 1996 - 12:00am

Hunger strike

THE entire population of the North Camp at the High Island Vietnamese detention centre has started a hunger strike in protest against the enforcement of the Orderly Repatriation Programme. The Correctional Services Department last night confirmed that more than 1,300 inmates had refused food since Sunday.

13 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Children fast

FOUR boys and one girl - all under 12 - have been on a hunger strike since Saturday in the south camp of High Island detention centre, the Government confirmed. It is understood they are protesting against the return of unaccompanied minors to Vietnam.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Soft approach to latest Viet actions

THE Correctional Services Department (CSD) has taken a softly, softly approach to the recent wave of protests against repatriation by Vietnamese detainees by sending care teams into Whitehead.

The actions are in stark contrast to their military-style dawn raid last month to move inmates from the camp, which resulted in more than 270 Vietnamese requiring medical treatment.

21 May 1994 - 12:00am

Jail for hunger strikers

VIETNAMESE hunger strikers admitted to hospital are being sent to Victoria Prison after their treatment rather than back to their camps as part of a new government policy aimed at stopping the protest fasts.

The policy came into effect on Tuesday when 10 Vietnamese hunger strikers from High Island detention centre were taken to the already crowded Victoria Prison.

14 Apr 1994 - 12:00am