22nd February 2011
The hunger strikers have been refusing to eat for 29 days now. All of them are suffering considerable loss of body mass and
the signs of fatigue and advanced exhaustion are apparent.
Four people have been hospitalized for having lost consciousness.
The majority show symptoms of frequently recurring postural hypotension, muscle pain, hypoglycemia,
difficulty with moving, while some of them already have palpitations and cardiac dysrhythmia.
As doctors we are obliged to note that the hunger strikers are entering a phase where the continuation of fasting
may cause irreversible damage to their health.
The Medical Health Team
Emergency Press Release
22nd February 2011
Today another 4 people were sent to hospital, raising the number of fainting episodes to 7.
Today is the 29th day of the hunger strike.
28-year-old Radwan fainted with a fall.
+++ THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO +++
Send letters, fax and emails of protest to the Greek ministries of interior, of citizen protection and of health and to your local Greek embassy and consulate!
Help spread the word to media, and send press releases to your local, regional, national and european media. Here you find the press release we sent out http://w2eu.net/2011/02/20/300-it-is-time-to-act-now/#p…lease
Send copies of your press release and solidarity declarations to: email@example.com
Pass this message on in your networks and urge other people to act, too!
Below you find a sample fax/emailing greek and english language that you can send to the relevant authorities – also listed below. Please do note that it is always better if you compose a text on your own. It doesn’t need to be long! If you do so, please post your letter as a comment on http://w2eu.net/2011/02/20/300-it-is-time-to-act-now/, so that we can collect our voices.
Please act and help spread the this – solidarity is the proverbial weapon these days. The hunger strikers are asking for your support!!!
Ministry of Interior, fax: 0030 2103665089,
Ministry of Citizen Protection, fax: 0030 2103387708
Ministry of Labour, fax: 2105249805, 0030 2103213688