The police Orenburg region has denied information about the mass hunger strike of illegal migrants in the centre for temporary detention of foreign citizens in the village of Alabaytal in Belyaevsky district.

“Information about the hunger strike is not true” – told “Interfax” in a press-service regional UMVD. – Last weekend, some citizens refused to accept the food given in the institution. No requirements they put forward and eat the food they bring relatives and friends”.

Also the police noted that at the moment at the centre are more than 70 foreigners. Earlier it was reported that the hunger strike involved hundreds of migrants, demanding to be allowed to use mobile phones, selected after transfer of the functions of the abolished Federal migration service (FMS) the Ministry of internal Affairs. The police said that keep the situation under control and no concessions in this respect will not.

“The use of cellular communication in the care of the residents is not prohibited, but it must occur in the prescribed manner, – said the TV channel “Region” in press-service UMVD. Cell phone admitted to a special institution shall be deposited to the administration. Citizens are permitted to use it at a set time”.

At the same time, the source of “Interfax” in local law enforcement said: “This protest staged by former prisoners. Apparently, they are trying to establish it’s prison rules, are accustomed to”. He explained that the centre provides two categories of foreigners, awaiting deportation to the homeland: immigration offenders and those who have served time in penal colonies in Russia.

In late August, it was reported that the spetstsentr in the village of Vardan Lazarevsky district of Sochi 108 people went on hunger strike in connection with delays deportation proceedings for transfer of the migration service of the interior Ministry, as well as problems with nutrition and failure in handling cameras from bedbugs. The police, however, said that the hunger strike was not, and was only the appeal of residents of the centre to the Prosecutor.

Earlier in the same month, two dozen foreign workers staged a four-day hunger strike in a crowded detention center in the city of Artem of Primorskiy region in protest against months of waiting for the deportation.

The police denied the information about the hunger strike of hundreds of illegal immigrants in detention in Orenburg region 27.09.2016

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