19 Nov 2012

Second asylum seeker hospitalised on Nauru

9:15 am on 19 November 2012

A second asylum-seeker has been hospitalised on Nauru after an eight-day hunger strike at Australia's detention camp.

The Iraqi man, who has been on hunger strike for eight days, had refused water for the previous two days.

The refugee action coalition says the camp doctor has indicated that one of his kidneys has failed.

Meanwhile the five Iranians, into the 18th day of their hunger strike protest remain in the camp.