League of Voters Concerned about Hunger Strike in Astrakhan

posted 6 Apr 2012, 13:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Apr 2012, 13:12 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 05/04/12 

Co-founders of the League of Voters Dr Elizaveta Glinka, Leonid Parfenov and Petr Shkumatov are to travel to Astrakhan on Friday 6 April to visit those on hunger strike. In this way the delegation of the League of Voters wishes to attract public attention to the situation there.

As the League of Voters reports, according to Elizaveta Glinka the hunger strike that has been going on for three weeks now has had a catastrophic impact on the health of those involved. Already six people have been hospitalized with severe weight loss. Dr Glinka is most concerned about the situation of six women protestors aged between 52 and 65. Elizaveta Glinka is convinced they are in a critical condition. Oleg Shein is undertaking his hunger strike in a very committed manner, and this could have tragic consequences given the indifference shown by the Central Election Commission and government officials at all levels. [Read more]