Ham sandwich controversy in UK jail
Muslim inmates at a UK jail in Leeds are threatening to
go to court over a ham sandwich appearing on the prison menu during Ramadan,
according to Dutch newspaper Agrarisch Dagblad.
Â£2m (€2.8m) in compensation is being
sought by the inmates who believe that the action of the jail is an invasion of
their human rights by offering the choice between a ham sandwich, a salad or a
cheese sandwich in the prison canteen during the Muslim fasting period.
The prison directors claim that the prisoners received the wrong menu by
accident. "We normally acknowledge dietary requirements," stated a prison
The prison maintains though that nobody received a ham sandwich in the end.
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