Times seem to have changed now-there used to be a time where people engaged in hunger strikes for political or other valid reasons but now people are finding all kind of excuses to start hunger strikes. Recently inmates in Kyrgyzstan have started a hunger strike for the simple reason that new rules and regulations have been passed to ban prostitutes from visiting prisons.
Inmates in the seven prisons have stopped taking their meals to protest the new limits which have been imposed on prisoner limits. Previously inmates had the right to get visits from members of their families as well as other ‘people’ and very often inmates ‘smuggled’ prostitutes into the prisons.
New rules have it that visitors will have to present their identity cards and explain how they are related to the inmates. Prisoners are attempting to change these new rules and have things return back to the way things were previously.