Hunger strike ends at parliament

The asylum cases of two Iranians are reopened, leading them to end their hunger strike

After 46 days without food, five Iranians ended their hunger strike outside parliament, when they received word that two of them would have their asylum cases reopened by the Ministry of Integration.

'It's fantastic. Now I am going to continue dealing with the other denied asylum cases, one by one, until we can get those changed, too,' said Leif Bork Hansen, a priest who has taken a personal interest in the cases of Iranians denied asylum in Denmark. 'Hunger strikes are the most extreme form of democracy, and they work.'

Hardy Hansen, a union foreman who now engages in work for the Union for Peace and Reconciliation, agrees.

'Hunger strikes work because they put the focus on a single person. The politicians know quite well that they can't send people back to Iran at this point in time,' Hardy Hansen explained.

The foreman for the Danish Refugee Board, Bent Ove Jespersen, said that the decision will not lead to any changes in the way Iranian asylum seekers are dealt with.

Shariff Shoukari, one of the two hunger strikers, expressed his relief over the announcement.

'I hope that I can live and work again in Denmark, just as I have done the last 16 years.'

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