Friday, 18 December 2009 22:57 Myint Maung
Burma born US citizen Nyi Nyi Aung called off his hunger strike in Insein prison, his lawyer said on Friday.
“It is said that Nyi Nyi Aung ended his hunger strike. His health condition is not serious though he has become thinner. We don’t know when he called it off. He seems weak and we could not talk to him privately and met him only in the courtroom,” lawyer Nyan Win said.
Kyaw Zaw Lwin a.k.a. Nyi Nyi Aung (40) began his hunger strike in prison on December 4 protesting against ill treatment of prisoners and demanding their rights.
It is still not clear when he ended his hunger strike and whether the authorities gave in to his demands or not.
The South District Court sitting inside Insein prison today heard two police officers being examined for each count of the charge levelled. The argument shall be presented on December 29 as to whether the accused should be charged or not.
“I could not meet him for two weeks and can meet him on Monday. The family was worried whether he would be produced in court today. We felt happy when we heard he was produced in court and was fine,” his aunt Khin Swe Swe said. Continue reading “Detained Burmese-American calls off hunger strike”
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