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About 70 prisoners go on hunger strike in Moldovanovka

About 70 prisoners went on a hunger strike in a penal colony in Moldovanovka village, Chui region. The law enforcement bodies informed 24.kg news agency.

It is known that seven prisoners sewed up their mouths shut with iron wire, the rest refused any food four days ago.

The press service of the State Penitentiary Service confirmed the information. It specified that the talks were held with the prisoners.

«The prisoners convicted of extremism and terrorism went on hunger strike. They demand to change the regime of their imprisonment. However, according to the law, the detention regime is chosen not by the penitentiary service, but by the court. In addition, those convicted of crimes related to extremism and terrorism should be kept in closed cells,» the press service of the State Penitentiary Service said.