Hunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - police

August 23, 2014 4:29 AM

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Hunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - police

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention.

"Sharmila has been re-arrested. It is clear that she is attempting suicide and we cannot allow her to do so," said M.C. Singh, a police official in Imphal, capital of Manipur.

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