Irom Sharmila to End Hunger Strike After Almost 16 Years

August 9, 2016 9:07 AM

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Irom Sharmila to End Hunger Strike After Almost 16 Years

NEW DELHI — A human-rights activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest alleged brutality by India's military is expected to end her fast Tuesday.

Irom Sharmila, 44, announced last month that she would start eating on Aug. 9 and that she intends to stand as an independent candidate in elections early next year.

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