Middle East
Foreigners launch hunger strike in UAE jail
Foreign businessmen imprisoned in Dubai for bounced cheques refuse food to protest their situation.
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 20:32

A group of foreign businessmen has launched a hunger strike in a jail in the the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.

The men are in prison for writing cheques that later bounced, which is a criminal offence in the Gulf country.

Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Dubai.

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