International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BurmaCampaign Digest, Vol 20, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

1. Aung San Suu Kyi Unwell. Regime Arrests Doctor, Denies
Medical Attention. (Johnny Chatterton - Burma Campaign UK)


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Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 12:54:16 +0100
From: Johnny Chatterton - Burma Campaign UK
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Subject: [BurmaCampaign] Aung San Suu Kyi Unwell. Regime Arrests
Doctor, Denies Medical Attention.
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Dear friends,

In the last few days you may have read reports that Burma�s democracy
leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is unwell and is being denied proper medical
attention by the Burmese regime.

We are deeply concerned about her health and have urgently called on the
United Nations and ASEAN to send envoys immediately, and insist on Aung San
Suu Kyi being given proper medical treatment

HER DOCTOR HAS BEEN ARRESTED, MEDICAL ATTENTION DENIED
Aung San Suu Kyi is reported to be suffering from dehydration and low blood
pressure, and having difficulty eating. Her doctor was arrested on Thursday
without explanation. Another doctor was allowed to visit her on Friday, and
reportedly put her on an IV drip. He was not allowed to visit her on
Saturday. It is not clear what is wrong with Aung San Suu Kyi, or what
treatment she is being allowed to receive.

Since Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in 2003, the dictatorship has repeatedly
stopped her having proper medical access. The United Nations negotiated an
agreement that her doctor be allowed to visit her once a month, which is
less than the doctor said was necessary.

13 YEARS, 199 DAYS UNDER ARREST
Today Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent a total of 13 years and 199 days in
detention since she was first placed under house arrest in 1989. The United
Nations has ruled that Aung San Suu Kyi�s detention is illegal under
international law, and also under Burmese law. The United Nations Security
Council has also told the dictatorship that they must release Aung San Suu
Kyi.

THE REGIME�S POLICY OF DENYING MEDICAL TREATMENT
The denial of medical treatment is systematically used against Burma�s 2,156
political prisoners. The regime deliberately leaves democracy activists to
die in squalid conditions in Burma�s prisons.

Nearly 300,000 people have now signed the global petition calling the United
Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon make the release of Burma�s political
prisoners his top priority. Please sign the petition now and help free
Burma�s Political Prisoners: http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/fbppn.htm

If you have already signed the petition please tell you friends, family and
colleagues to sign it now. Why not forward this email on to them?

Thank you,

Johnny Chatterton
Campaigns Officer
Burma Campaign UK

P.S. You can find out more about Aung San Suu Kyi here:
http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/index.php/burma/campaigns/aung-san-suu-kyi/
P.P.S You can show your support for Aung San Suu Kyi on her facebook page
here: http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi/9953503420

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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
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