Irom Sharmila: India hunger striker freed

August 20, 2014 1:03 PM

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Irom Sharmila: India hunger striker freed

Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, has been freed following a court order.

She began her hunger strike in 2000 to protest against a controversial law in the state of Manipur, which gave the Indian armed forces sweeping powers.

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