Experiments with truth: 8/20/09

    • Scores of employees at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), deputies and activists on Wednesday staged a one-hour sit-in before the agency’s head office in Amman, Jordan to protest a cutback in the UN body’s services to about 1.9 million Palestinian refugees living in the country.
    • In Iran, a large number of detainees of the nationwide uprising who have been under severe physical and psychological tortures have gone on hunger strike since Saturday of Evin prison, and other detainees joined the strike on Monday. Also, some 40 members of the families of detainees have gone on hunger strike in their support outside the prison.


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