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Police solve British inmate hunger strike problem

Ahmad Zaidan, 23, had staged a hunger strike in jail, according to foreign media

Sharjah: The Sharjah Police Commander-in-chief said police have solved an issue surrounding British inmates who were on a hunger strike.

Foreign media reported that Ahmad Zaidan, 23, was convicted on a drug charge in 2014.

Brigadier Saif Ziri Al Shamsi, Commonder-in-chief of Sharjah Police , said the British youth had been on a hunger strike as he wanted to communicate with his embassy.

He added that the administration of the Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Centre had communicated with the British Embassy and a representative was sent to solve the inmate's problem.

Brig. Al Shamsi said attention is given to the care of inmates and their affairs to ensure their rights are consistent with international laws, norms and conventions.