Agence France-PresseApril 17, 2013 10:46
A Swiss prisoner jailed for violent crime in 2009 died Wednesday after launching a hunger strike more than 10 weeks ago to try to win his freedom, local security authorities said.
The 32-year-old man, who was not identified by name, passed away in a hospital in Baar in eastern Switzerland, the security department of the canton of Zug said in a statement.
"The individual, who was in full possession of his mental faculties, made a conscious choice to refuse food," it said.
The man's stated goal was to be released, which was impossible under the law.