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Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to continue fast

Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who was on hunger strike for the last 14 years, walked free on Wednesday.

Soon after her release from the prison, Sharmila resumed her fast at the complex of the government hospital at Porompat. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum)

Until and unless my demands are fulfilled, I will not take anything through my mouth. It is my right. It is a means for my struggle, she said. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum)

Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila on Wednesday walked free from a make-shift prison in Imphal vowing to continue her fight for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Forces Act. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum)

Three days after she went on a hunger strike, the activist was arrested and charged with attempt to suicide. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum)

Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, had gone on hunger strike after 10 people were shot dead in a suspected encounter with insurgents near Imphal airport in November 2000 allegedly by personnel of Assam Rifles. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum)

Terming AFSPA as a 'draconian', Sharmila said her agitation 'is for justice' and sought the people's support for it. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum)