Al-Azzawi was in good spirits on Saturday and said he would continue with the hunger strike for as long as needed.
“I’m feeling fine,” he said. “The [third day was the] most difficult day for me.”
Al-Azzawi wrote on Sunday:
Dear People of Finland,
I started my hunger strike on Sunday in protest of the unfair decision by the Immigration Authorities (Migri), which claim that countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia are safe to return asylum seekers. Many of us Iraqis were disappointed by the decision taking into account that we fled that country because it wasn’t and still isn’t safe. I will not stop my hunger strike until the Immigration Authorities change their decision.
Namir al-Azzawi being attended by ambulance staff Sunday.
Al-Azzawi taken to hospital today.