Babruisk workers end hunger strike

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A group of dismissed workers from Babruisk plant of tractor parts and units, members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, has stopped the hunger strike. They had demanded to be restored at their work places, but this was not achieved.

Mikalai Zhybul, Aleg Shauchenka, Alyaksand Varankin and Alyaksandr Hramyka had been intermittenly starving from November 5. They were twice taken out of the building of the local city hall executive committee, once the police warned them about being possible liabile for staging an unauthorized protest.

"We stopped the hunger strike, because it makes no sense," BelaPAN quoted Mikalai Zhybul.

On November 14 hunger strikers were summonned to the police station. Workers had reports filed up on them and  are currently awaiting trial. The starving workers do not agree with what they are accused of -- holding an unsanctioned rally.

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