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Concern grows as Iranian asylum seeker's hunger strike enters 33rd day

Concern grows as Iranian asylum seeker's hunger strike enters 33rd day

Updated 13 November 2012, 10:14 AEST

Immigration authorities have serious concerns about the health of a man who's refused food for more than a month as part of an on-going hunger-strike on Nauru.

The Iranian asylum seeker, known as Omid, hasn't eaten for 33 days.

An asylum seeker on Nauru has told the ABC hundreds of other detainees still haven't eaten this month, and 24 men transferred to detention on Nauru yesterday have joined the hunger strike.

The Immigration Department disputes the figures.

Presenter:Will Ockenden

Speaker:Said Muhammad, Pakistani asylum seeker; Louise Newman, Professor of Psychology, Monash University

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