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Immigrant detainees in Rome sew lips shut to protest conditions

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Immigrant detainees in Rome sew lips shut to protest conditions

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Ten immigrants have started a hunger strike at Rome detention centre. Five Tunisians and four Moroccans have sewn their lips together using string obtained from bed covers.

They are protesting against living conditions and the length of time taken to process their documentation.

Meanwhile democratic lawmaker Khalid Chaouki has voluntarily imprisoned himself in the identification centre for migrants at Lampedusa to protest because seven survivors of the October 3 sinking are still detained there.