Court re­jects ap­peal against hunger-strike law

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The Supreme Court has re­jected an ap­peal from the Is­rael Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion and au­tho­rised the force-feed­ing of pris­on­ers on hunger strike. The court ruled that the law is le­gal un­der Is­raeli law and in­ter­na­tional law, al­low­ing hunger-strik­ers to be force-fed if their lives are in dan­ger. The judges said sav­ing a life must re­main the pri­or­ity and the state is re­spon­si­ble for the lives of its pris­on­ers.

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