Burma Urged to Take US Citizen Out of Solitary
Diplomats want junta to return hunger striker to a normal cell
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2009 3:30 AM CST
Traffic officers stand near a large building at the main gate of Burma's Insein jail, where Kwan is being held.   (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

(Newser) – An American citizen jailed without charge in Burma since fall has been put in solitary confinement after ending a 12-day hunger strike this month, embassy officials say. Diplomats have requested that Kyaw Zaw Lwin be returned to a normal prison cell, the AP reports. Kyaw—whose mother and sister have been imprisoned by the junta for political activities—was arrested on his arrival in Rangoon in September.

 

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