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Jan 6, 2009 (DVB), Detained All-Burma Federation of Student Unions leader Kyaw Ko Ko was sent to prison hospital on 3 January suffering from jaundice, his father said yesterday.
Kyaw Aye, father of Kyaw Ko Ko, said he had learnt his son was submitted to the prison hospital after he vomited after a court hearing in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township court in Rangoon on 2 January.
"He threw up after the court hearing on Friday but the prison’s medical assistant was not there," Kyaw Aye said.
"He came and checked up on him on Saturday and sent him to hospital as he was still throwing up and showing symptoms of jaundice.""He is resting in the hospital now. We are worried that he might be suffering from hepatitis B or C."
Kyaw Aye said Kyaw Ko Ko had never suffered from hepatitis before.
Kyaw Ko Ko, 27, is a Master's student from the Rangoon University of Economics and participated in public demonstrations in September 2007.
He was arrested on 16 March 2008 along with another ABFSU leader Nyan Lin Aung, a final-year student from the same university.
Kyaw Ko Ko appeared nine times before Mayangon and Mingalar Taung Nyunt township courts facing charges under the video act.
Reporting by Nan Kham Kaew