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21:40 Sat 25 Feb 2006

Dying to die

Filed under: News — 21:40 Sat 25 Feb 06

The stories behind these two men are not the issue.
This man has died following a “long term refusal of food” and was in a psychiatric unit. He stopped eating in 2005.
This man has not died despite being on hunger strike because the authorities are force-feeding him and he is in a secure psychiatric hospital. They started force-feeding him in 1999.

It’s news, it’s not the whole picture but those fragments would suggest unequal treatment would they not ?

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