Zimbabwean hunger striker dies

Submitted by Anon on 19 November, 2005 - 12:30

from the national coalition of anti-deportation campaigns

CAMPAIGNERS have reported that Lizwane Ndlovu, one of the original Zimbabwean detainees at Yarl’s Wood who went on hunger strike there over the summer, died last Thursday 10th November 2005.

Lizwane Ndlovu is reported to have been not been well since being released from detention at the end of July. Campaigners say that she subsequently fell into a coma, and was hospitalised in Birmingham City Hospital who have confirmed Lizwane died there on Thursday last. We understand that Lizwane leaves two young children in Zimbabwe.

Campaigners are calling for an investigation to establish if the conditions of Lizwane's detention in Yarl's Wood, or the effects of detention, may have contributed to her death. Ugandan detainees who have been on hunger strike are still detained at Yarl's Wood.


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