Aug 282008

From the Independent (UK):

“Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi believe the imprisoned Burmese democracy leader may have launched a hunger strike over the military regime’s refusal to hold talks about democratic reforms.

Members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) said the 63-year-old had last accepted a weekly delivery of food on 15 August and told the young party members who delivered it not to bring any more. An NLD spokesman in Burma said he could not confirm whether she had stopped eating but that bags of food delivered to a checkpoint outside her house in Rangoon had not been picked up.

“If Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food from her comrades, her health will be of serious concern,” the NLD’s office in neighbouring Thailand, said in a statement. “Two people living with [her] are also refusing food. The international community’s immediate action is necessary.””

 August 28, 2008  Posted by on August 28, 2008

  One Response to “Report That Aung San Suu Kyi May Be On Hunger Strike”

  1. My heart goes out to Suu Kyi and her family and her companions. My thoughts and prayers are with her.

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