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Fast continues

ALMOST 200 Vietnamese boat people in three detention centres continued hunger strikes yesterday in protest at plans to send them home.

Wednesday, 23 February, 1994, 12:00am

Clinic treats protesters

FIFTY hunger strikers at the Tai A Chau Vietnamese detention centre were treated at the camp clinic yesterday on the eighth day of protests against plans to speed up the repatriation process.

The number of hunger strikers at the camp yesterday was officially put at 159, but more than 1,000 detainees have registered their intention to take part in hunger strikes.

22 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Viet hunger cases rise

MEDICAL teams were kept busy at Tai A Chau Vietnamese detention centre yesterday as the number of hunger strikers admitted to the clinic doubled to 12.

21 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Blues on a Monday

YOU have ruined my day. When I heard that you would be including a special supplement on Mondays, I assumed it would mean that you would be able to provide more soccer news and match reports from the UK's weekend fixtures. But not at all.

31 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Prisoners end hunger strike

INMATES at Stanley Prison yesterday ended a two-day hunger strike over claims of unsatisfactory food provided by the Correctional Services Department.

All those who went on hunger strike are awaiting appeal against their sentences or convictions. They resumed eating last night.

5 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Fast goes on as activists released

SHANGHAI authorities have released the four dissidents who staged a hunger strike this week, but one of them was continuing his fast.

The four indicated yesterday they would continue to protest against the detention of veteran dissident Zhang Xianliang, who was imprisoned last Saturday for trying to host a gathering marking the fourth anniversary of the June 4 massacre.

9 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Sponsorship target is too steep

SOME people have gone on organised 30-hour fasts in Hongkong, as one way to raise money to help the starving people of Third World countries.

I felt this was a meaningful way to help and decided to take part in a fast earlier this year.

9 Apr 1993 - 12:00am