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US demands Myanmar grant Aung San Suu Kyi access to doctor

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US demands Myanmar grant Aung San Suu Kyi access to doctor

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US government demanded Monday that Myanmar’s military junta grant “immediate” access for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to see her detained doctor, expressing fears for her condition.

“The United States government is concerned about reports that Aung San Suu Kyi needs medical care and that Burmese authorities have detained her primary personal physician, Dr Tin Myo Win,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said.

“We urge the Burmese regime to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to receive immediate medical care from Dr Tin Myo Win,” he said in a statement.

“We further call on the regime to permit Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with her personal attorney immediately,” Kelly added, while also restating US demands for the regime to free Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.

The pro-democracy icon has spent most of the past 19 years in virtual isolation at her lakeside home in Yangon, where she lives with two maids and has received visits only from her doctor, doctor’s assistant and lawyer.

“As the anniversary of her detention approaches, we are reminded that the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi is unjust,” Kelly said.

“We join with the calls of the international community and urge her immediate release, along with the release of all the more than 2,100 political prisoners the Burmese regime currently holds.”

The 63-year-old Nobel laureate was placed on an intravenous drip at her house on Friday because she cannot eat, has low blood pressure and is dehydrated.

Tin Myo Win has been detained since last week on unspecified charges and the physician’s assistant, Pyone Moe Ei, was refused access over the weekend.

But on Monday the assistant entered Aung San Suu Kyi’s house at around lunchtime and was still there about three hours later, witnesses said.

Copyright © 2009 AFP. All rights reserved.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 11, 2009 at 5:58 pm

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