Muslim prisoners in Russia reveal hunger strike

Muslims in a detention center began a hunger strike protesting impediments on the performance of Islamic rituals, nighttime electricity outages, and preventing inmates from receiving parcels from their families.

Muslim prisoners in Russia reveal hunger strike

World Bulletin / News Desk

Around 50 Muslims staying in a detention center in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria have reportedly started a hunger strike to protest the conditions.

On June 12, prisoners in Detention Center No.1 in Kabardino-Balkaria's capital, Nalchik, were able to send a text message to several local media outlets announcing their protest, Radio Free Europe reported.

Muslims in a detention center began a hunger strike protesting impediments on the performance of Islamic rituals, nighttime electricity outages, and preventing inmates from receiving parcels from their families.

The strikers say conditions have been deteriorating further with the approach of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which starts on June 28.

There has been no official confirmation about the hunger strike from detention center officials. 

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