Inmates begin hunger strike at Sulaimani prison


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SULAIMANI — A reduction in the amount of food given to inmates at the Sulaimani Adult Reform Prison has led to prisoners staging a hunger strike, a source from the penitentiary told NRT on Monday (May 16).

The food provided for inmates has decreased by half this month due to the failure of the authorities in Sulaimani governorate to provide payment to the company supplying the prisoners’ meals, according the source.

Some prisoners have begun fasting as a protest against the decrease, announcing they will refuse food until they are provided with the previous amount of food and drink.

(NRT Digital Media)