Asylum seekers continue hunger strike at Dublin cathedral

Forty-one Afghan asylum seekers are continuing their hunger strike at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin today.

Forty-one Afghan asylum seekers are continuing their hunger strike at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin today.

Thirty-three of the men entered the cathedral on Sunday and said they would starve themselves to death if they were not allowed to remain in Ireland.

Another eight joined the protest yesterday.

The men say they are at risk of torture and death if they return to Afghanistan, but fear they will be deported following the rejection of some of their asylum applications by the Irish authorities.

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