Spain: Hunger strike in Barcelona migrant detention centre ends


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Hunger strike in Barcelona migrant detention centre ends
14.7.17
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A hunger strike undertaken by some 60 detainees in Barcelona's migrant detention centre (CIE, Centro de Internamiento de Extranjeros) ended on Wednesday night, two days after it began.

The hunger strike was undertaken as a protest calling for detainees to be set free and against their planned expulsion, which they considered to be "collective" according to a lawyer for local campaign group Tanquem els CIE (Close the CIE).

The majority of those undertaking the hunger strike were reportedly from Equitorial Guinea and arrived in Andalucia by boat between 30 to 40 days ago.

Campaign group Tanquem els CIE (Close the CIE) has presented a complaint to the detention centre for a lack of medical attention, following two joint complaints made by detainees on the same subject in recent weeks.

See also

Over 60 detainees in Barcelona migrant detention centre on hunger strike(Statewatch News Online, 12 July 2017)

Sources

Los internos del CIE de la Zona Franca de Barcelona abandonan la huelga de hambre, 20 Minutos, 13 July 2017

Termina la huelga de hambre de los internos del CIE de Barcelona, La Vanguardia, 13 July 2017

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