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Yemen: Scores of children on prison hunger strike after minor sentenced to die

Headline Title:  Yemen: Scores of children on prison hunger strike after minor sentenced to die 30 January 2013  Despair and hopelessness pervade in a Yemeni prison where scores of children are on hunger strike to protest at their conditions and about a fellow inmate's recent death sentence, activists have told Amnesty International. Since Sunday, 77 alleged juvenile offenders have refused to eat their prison meals at the central prison in the capital Sana'a until the authorities comply with a list of demands made in a handwritten signed statement.  They launched…

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