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Suu Kyi’s doctor released

May 17, 2009 (DVB), Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's physician, Dr Tin Myo Win, who was arrested by government authorities on 7 May, was released yesterday, according to a close relative.

"He was released this evening but is not at home at the moment as he just went out," said the relative.

The doctor was arrested when he went to see Suu Kyi on his monthly visit, as permitted by the government.

About 20 officials from the Special Police branch were at Suu Kyi's house at the time of Tin Myo Win's arrest to investigate the case of American citizen John Yettaw who swam across Inya lake and allegedly stayed in her compound for two days.

Following this incident Suu Kyi and her two caretakers were arrested, and will face trial on Monday.

Suu Kyi has been charged with violating the conditions of her house arrest and, if convicted, could be sentenced to a maximum of five years.

Reporting by Htet Aung Kyaw


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