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Bail Posted for Last Aliens on Hunger Strike

From a Times Staff Writer

The seven remaining hunger strikers at an immigration detention camp here were released Monday after a local minister posted bail for them.

Rev. Alex W. Koski, a retired Lutheran minister, borrowed $28,750 from a local band to free the seven--two Salvadorans, a Chinese, a Cuban, a Peruvian, a Guyanese and a Honduran.

On Friday, Koski posted $2,750 bail for another Salvadoran alien who had joined the hunger strike, which began on Memorial Day.

The release of the seven men marked the end of the week-long strike, which was called to protest what the aliens say are overcrowding, poor sanitation and violations of their legal rights at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service camp.

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