Bail Posted for Last Aliens on Hunger Strike
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.