Pearl case convicts hunger strike continues -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pearl case convicts hunger strike continues

HYDERABAD- Two convicts of the Daniel Pearl case continued their hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day here on September 4 to protest their imprisonment in the case despite arrests of whom they called the real culprits, an official jail sources newsmen.

The source said Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh and Adil Sheikh refused to call off their strike on August 31, when Fahad Naseem ended his strike after his mother persuaded him.

The source said according to the jail manual, a case of attempted suicide was to be lodged against the jail inmate who observed hunger strike and added that if the convicts did not call off their hunger strike, a case would be lodged against them.

The three convicts – Omer Sheikh, Adil Sheikh and Fahad Naseem – had informed the jail administration about their decision of hunger strike in their written statements.

Source: Dawn
Date:9/4/2002