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21 May, 2008 04:35

Fears grow for Czech hunger strikers

Two Czech activists are into their ninth day of hunger strike in protest against the proposed U.S. anti-missile defence system in Eastern Europe. “No to Military Bases” movement promotes the idea of a referendum on the issue of the American ra

Both of the activities feel unwell, with one losing six kilos already.

The activists say their aim is not to die but to demonstrate that majority of citizens are against the plans for the missile shield in Czech Republic.

“We don’t believe that this is the right way to achieve security, we don’t believe that this is the right way for safer peaceful world.

We believe that on the contrary this will lead to new armament, will increase international tensions and could possibly lead to a new open conflict,” Jan Tamash, the movement activist, said.