Imprisoned activist Su Su Nway 'too weak to even walk'

Mar 23, 2009 (DVB), Labour rights activist Su Su Nway, who is serving eight and a half years' imprisonment in Sagain's Kalay prison, is feared to be seriously ill, according to the family member of an inmate in the prison.

Kyi Shwe, whose son Yan Shwe was a political prisoner inmate in Kalay, said he saw Su Su Nway being carried into the woman's ward who looked weak and pale.

"I was talking to my son when I saw Su Su Nway, not in her inmate uniform, being taken back into the prison from the outside with support from wardens," said Yan Shwe.

"She seemed too weak to even walk by herself."

Su Su Nway was jailed in November 2008 following her support of the monk-led protests in September 2007.

She was initially sentenced to 12 and a half years but this was later reduced.

Su Su Nway's sister Htay Htay Kyi said that she was preparing for an immediate visit to her today after learning about her status.

"She was born with a heart problem that needs to be operated on but she never had time for it as she was always busy with her political activities."

Reporting by Yee May Aung

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