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February 23, 2017

Eaten Fish Ends 19-Day Hunger Strike

The Iranian cartoonist Eaten Fish has ended a lengthy hunger strike designed to drive attention to abuses within an Australian immigration system that involves a lengthy stay on Manus Island.

It's a chilling article, as the artist admits to thoughts of more direct suicide in addition to the damage recently done his body by not eating for almost three weeks.

Eaten Fish won the 2016 CRNI award for courage for the cartoons he made during his stay in detention;

The cartoonist, whose chronicling of life in detention last year won him Cartoonist Rights Network International’s award for courage in editorial cartooning, said he was being plagued by thoughts of ending his life.
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