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Stranded prisoners attempt suicide

On May 13, 2007

Gulf Daily News reports about a suicide attempt by 2 men, one Sri Lankan and the other Indian, who have spent approximately 2 years in Bahrain's deportation centre.

Excerpt of the article:

Around 10 hours before the apparent attempted suicides, one prisoner told the GDN a group of six men were planning to stage another hunger strike.

The same group went on a three-day hunger strike to demand their immediate deportation six months ago.

The GDN reported last month that six prisoners had offered to give up a kidney or an eye each for transplants, if it helped to secure their release.

They have been held in the Asry Detention Centre for almost two years.