Hunger striker Irom Sharmila rearrested

Police have rearrested activist Irom Sharmila in Manipur, a day after a local court set her free. Sharmila's brother Irom Singhjit said his sister was arrested after continuing her hunger strike upon release a day earlier, after a local court said it found no evidence to support the police allegation that she was attempting to commit suicide. Sharmila has been force-fed for years while detained under a law that made suicide illegal. She has never been convicted and the courts periodically order her release.