Joran van der Sloot on hunger strike after Peruvian prison move

Joran van der Sloot, currently serving a 28-year sentence for murder of Peruvian woman Stephany Flores and still suspected of the murder of American student Natalee Holloway, is on hunger strike, broadcaster Nos said on Tuesday.

Van der Sloot has stopped eating because he has been transferred to a different prison in Peru, Nos says.

According to one report, he was transferred for threatening the prison governor after twice being caught with a mobile phone.

The Dutchman has been moved from Lima, where his wife is soon due to give birth to twins, to the notorious high-security Challapalca prison in the Andes.

Van der Sloot has twice been arrested in connection with the disappearance of high school student Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005.

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