Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point
On Air
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Thursday, November 19, 1998 Published at 10:35 GMT


UK

Hunger strike outside Jack Straw's house

One person was arrested outside Jack Straw's house

Three animal rights campaigners are staging a hunger strike outside Home Secretary Jack Straw's house.

The small group gathered outside Mr Straw's Oxfordshire home at midnight to highlight the case of Barry Horne, who is serving an 18-year jail sentence after being convicted of a series of arson attacks on shops.

One person was later arrested.


[ image: Barry Horne was called an
Barry Horne was called an "urban terrorist"
Horne, who was called an "urban terrorist" by a judge when he was jailed earlier this year, has been on hunger strike for six weeks in Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire.

His condition is described as "a cause for concern, but not critical".

His supporters are staging a 24-hour strike to show support for him outside Mr Straw's home in Minster Lovell.

The group says it is also protesting against vivisection.

And they say they want to persuade the government to ban all animal experimentation not for medical purposes and to set up a Royal Commission to look into the whole question of experimenting on animals.



Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage | ©


UK Contents

Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
England

Relevant Stories

16 Nov 98 | Health
Campaigners step up calls for ban on animal tests





Internet Links


Home Office

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.




In this section

Next steps for peace

Blairs' surprise over baby

Bowled over by Lord's

Beef row 'compromise' under fire

Hamilton 'would sell mother'

Industry misses new trains target

From Sport
Quins fightback shocks Cardiff

From Business
Vodafone takeover battle heats up

IRA ceasefire challenge rejected

Thousands celebrate Asian culture

From Sport
Christie could get two-year ban

From Entertainment
Colleagues remember Compo

Mother pleads for baby's return

Toys withdrawn in E.coli health scare

From Health
Nurses role set to expand

Israeli PM's plane in accident

More lottery cash for grassroots

Pro-lifers plan shock launch

Double killer gets life

From Health
Cold 'cure' comes one step closer

From UK Politics
Straw on trial over jury reform

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Ex-spy stays out in the cold

From UK Politics
Blair warns Livingstone

From Health
Smear equipment `misses cancers'

From Entertainment
Boyzone star gets in Christmas spirit

Fake bubbly warning

Murder jury hears dead girl's diary

From UK Politics
Germ warfare fiasco revealed

Blair babe triggers tabloid frenzy

Tourists shot by mistake

A new look for News Online