The Seattle Times


Monday, March 4, 2013

Indian woman on 12-year hunger strike charged

India's Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 12 years to protest an Indian law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict, speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, India, Monday. Sharmila who has been force fed through a tube by authorities was charged Monday with attempted suicide in a case likely to bring major attention to her quiet protest.