After more than three weeks, a hunger strike at the Immigration Detention Centre has come to an end, according to government.

The hunger strike was being conducted by seven Cuban men and one woman, who were protesting how government is handling their asylum applications. The protesters believe they have not had their legal rights properly explained to them, they have not received a fair asylum hearing, and they do not have access to channels of communication.

Their main fear is being expatriated back to Cuba, one migrant participating in the protest told the Cayman Compass.

At least two Cubans were hospitalized during the strike, with the woman experiencing cardiac complications that required medical attention.

Government did not provide details on why the strike has ended.