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The World

April 05, 1989

Imprisoned members of West Germany's extremist Red Army Faction rejected an offer of mediation by parliamentary leader Rita Suessmuth and will continue a 63-day-old hunger strike "even if it means they starve to death," their attorneys said in Bonn. The lawyers said the Red Army members will stop their fast only if authorities meet their demand to be moved from separate cells among those of other inmates to common holding areas where they can be together. Thirty-eight Red Army activists and sympathizers imprisoned at various sites around West Germany have taken part in the hunger strike.

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