Political activist and current federal prisoner Marty Gottesfeld is entering the 24th day of a hunger strike as he demands “access to non-toxic potable water” in his cell and “access to the court via a legal call to The Office of The Clerk in order to request an emergency hearing.”

In January of 2019, Gottesfeld was sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping to save then-15-year-old Justina Pelletier from allegedly being tortured at Boston Children’s Hospital.

In 2014, Gottesfeld, a computer security expert, attacked the computer servers of Boston Children’s and the nearby Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, where Justina was being held, during a major fundraising period for the hospital.

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