Daw Suu holds third meeting with lawyer

Sep 1, 2008 (DVB), Detained democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her lawyer U Kyi Win met for 30 minutes this morning, the National League for Democracy said today.

NLD spokesperson U Nyan Win said that apart from having lost weight, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was generally in good health but that U Kyi Win had not asked her about the rumours that she was staging a hunger strike.

But Nyan Win said she should be allowed to see her family physician as soon as possible because of the concerns for her health.

"The main purpose of U Kyi Win's meeting was to prepare the appeal against the restrictions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as he was instructed some weeks ago," Nyan Win said.

"He went to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the draft of that appeal with her, but as he was only allowed half an hour, there was not sufficient time to discuss the full details of the appeal," he said.

"Therefore, U Kyi Win gave Daw Aung San Suu Kyi a copy of the draft of the appeal, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will discuss later whether it should be finalised and suggest any amendments or omissions."

Nyan Win said the NLD would need to ask permission from the special information branch for another meeting to enable the party to continue its activities on her behalf.

When asked about rumours that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was on a hunger strike, Nyan Win said the matter had not been discussed.

"According to U Kyi Win, he neither asked her about the hunger strike nor did Daw Aung San Suu Kyi say anything about it," Nyan Win said.

"Concerning her health, what Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said was that she had lost a little bit of weight but she was healthy, that's what was said," he said.

"[He said] Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was tired, and she still needs to get some rest, he went on.

"We believe that the authorities concerned should give Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's physician permission to see her as soon as possible."

U Nyan Win added that he had not yet heard any indication that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would soon be allowed to see her family physician, Dr Tin Myo Win.

Reporting by Khin Hnin Htet

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