Statement Calling Off the Fourth Hunger Strike

In recent days, all efforts to break the hunger strike of the remaining 100 prisoners through force-feeding—with extreme brutality in the case of Hamburg-Holstenglacis—have failed. After the prison doctor in Stammheim and the anaesthetist they brought in refused to forcibly administer psychiatric drugs or narcotics to the prisoners, the prison warden, today, April30, 1977, at 12 o’clock, read us a “Binding Declaration from the Ministry of Justice” to the effect that, “after considering the opinion of medical advisors, there will be an immediate centralization in Stammheim of all political prisoners—i.e., §129a prisoners—including those from other Länder in the Federal Republic, and that to this end work will be done to create the prison space necessary.”

This decision is based on a cabinet resolution.

This fulfils the major demand of the hunger strike.

The raf prisoners are calling off their strike.

“Whoever is not afraid of being drawn and quartered will pull the emperor off his horse.”