Saturday, June 10, 2006

US concerned Burma's Suu Kyi in hospital

Aung San Suu Kyi is reported to have been taken to hospital because of stomach pain. World pressure does need to continue and be increased on the Burma leadership to allow Suu Kyi, and all political prisoners, to be freed. And, the world needs to keep a sharp eye on their treatment of Suu Kyi.

US concerned Burma's Suu Kyi in hospital. 10/06/2006. ABC News Online

The United States has voiced concern over reports Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi may have been taken to hospital, and urged the authorities to release her from house arrest.

US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack says the US is disturbed by the unconfirmed reports that Ms Suu Kyi has been taken to hospital.

"We will call upon the Burmese Government to provide Aung San Suu Kyi any and all medical assistance that she might need and to do so expeditiously and to ensure her safety during any treatment," he said.

"We are of course very concerned by these reports."

Burma's military junta earlier confirmed the Opposition leader's house arrest had been extended for a year.

Burma's police chief says Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest is lawful because she is a threat to the state. ...

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