Suu Kyi may be on hunger strike

Burma opposition leader ‘frustrated’ at UN’s failure to change dictatorship

James Orr and agencies – The Guardian – Tuesday 26 Aug, 2008


The detained Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / EPA

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader, has begun a hunger strike in protest at the country’s continued military rule, unconfirmed reports suggest.

Suu Kyi, 63, who has been under house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years, arrest for 13 of the past 19 years, is said to have rejected food delivered to her home.

Nyan Win, spokesman for the National League for Democracy (NLD), said bags of food sent to Suu Kyi’s heavily guarded house yesterday were not picked up. . .

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