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HUNGER STRIKE UPDATE Saturday 5th March 2016 (C4C)

posted 31 Aug 2016, 06:35 by Chris Cox   [ updated 31 Aug 2016, 06:35 ]

DESPERATE PLEA FROM CALAIS REFUGEES WHO HAVE SEWN THEIR MOUTHS SHUT – AS FOUR MORE JOIN HUNGER STRIKE

Refugees in the Calais Jungle have sewn their mouths shut in a heart wrenching protest against recent evictions in the refugee camp. The eight refugees are now on day four of a hunger strike and say they will not remove the stitches, or eat, until their legal appeal is heard before the European Court of Human Rights. Their simple request is that the eviction is suspended until the legal proceedings are concluded.

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Four more have joined the hunger strike, and more will join as the protest goes on. They have been seen holding signs including “I left my country and came here to find human rights but I have found NONE”.

They told us they have resorted to this as they feel they have no voice, no rights and no options left, even though they are now in Europe where things are supposed to be different to the dreadful places they fled.

Tom Radcliffe, a British volunteer has also joined the hunger strike.

The eight refugees, all from Iran, are:

Mokthar, 34 years old, Maths teacher
Mohammed, 25 years old, aeronautical engineer
Sasan, 17 years old, student
Daoud, 30 years old, tattoo artist
Mohammed, 43 years old, jeweller
Rezza, 24 years old, personal trainer
Hamed, 25 years old, car dealer
Ishmail, 46 years old, building foreman




L'AUBERGE/HELP REFUGEES WAREHOUSE IS EMPTY!

The warehouse is empty. Please help!

Providing emergency supplies to refugees having their homes demolished in Calais and creating packs for everyone in the camp in Dunkirk has wiped out all our stock. We need EVERYTHING!!!!! Sleeping bags, blankets, roll mats, shoes, jackets, jeans, jogging bottoms, underwear, hat, gloves, coats, toiletries, food - THE LOT.

No donations have arrived in days. If you have stuff to bring, PLEASE still come, and come soon!  

Email calaisdonations@gmail.com for more info.

You can also buy items online here: helprefugees.leisurefayre.com

Or donate funds so that we can buy essentials:https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/helprefugees