Bukovsky wants his libel action against the CPS to be heard before the criminal case begins. He is due to go on trial in May, with his libel case pencilled in for the summer following three postponements. "I'm denied justice, quite openly and blatantly," he said.
"At the moment I feel nothing. I'm OK. The feeling of hunger slowly dies," he said. "Sometime next week I will not feel hunger at all." Bukovsky's last hunger strike was four decades ago, in the Soviet Union and the Brezhnev era, during an implacable struggle against the KGB.