British Suffragettes and the Russian Method of Hunger Strike

@article{Grant2011BritishSA,
  title={British Suffragettes and the Russian Method of Hunger Strike},
  author={Kevin Grant},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2011},
  volume={53},
  pages={113 - 143}
}
  • K. Grant
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
In the spring of 1878 male political prisoners in the Peter and Paul Fortress of St. Petersburg went on hunger strike to protest against the oppressive conditions in which they were held by the tsarist regime. After three days, news of the strike reached the prisoners' families, who appealed for relief to the director of military police, General N. V. Mezentsev. The director dismissed their pleas and reportedly declared of the hunger strikers, “Let them die; I have already ordered coffins for… 
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