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General News of Sunday, 25 November 2007

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UK Drug Teens On Hunger Strike

The two British school girls convicted of smuggling cocaine out of Ghana have gone on hunger strike in prison.

Yasemin Vatansever and Yetunde Diya, both 16, are refusing to eat meals at the jail.

The pair, who claim they were innocent dupes of drugs barons, are due to be sentenced in less than a fortnight and face up to three years in a borstal.

The girls, students at an art college near their homes in Islington, North London, are already being treated for malaria.