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Buenos Aires - Inmates in an Argentine prison have begun a hunger strike to press
authorities to repair the cable TV system so they can watch the 2018 Soccer World
"Cable television is an indispensable right for everyone deprived of
their liberty," according to a statement from nine inmates at Puerto
Madryn jail some 1 300km south of Buenos Aires.
"It hasn't been working for three days. And we have decided not to
receive any food until the problem is resolved," the prisoners wrote.
The nine inmates also filed a legal suit to assert their rights. The
cable system, located in a common area of the jail, was damaged recently
and not repaired.
Argentina face Iceland on Saturday in Moscow in their first match of the World Cup.
The tournament kicks off when hosts Russia play Saudi Arabia on Thursday at 17:00 SA time.