Myanmar: Junta denies Aung San Suu Kyi’s request for urgent medical care

Source: Independent [UK]

“Fears are growing over the health of Aung San Suu Kyi after a request for urgent medical care was denied by military authorities in Myanmar – with her youngest son calling for the junta to reverse the ‘callous and cruel’ decision regarding his mother. According to sources within the country, Ms Suu Kyi, 78, had been prescribed a number of medications by the doctor treating her, including for gum disease, which has left her unable to eat due to pain. Yet, a request for private medical care to treat Ms Suu Kyi – who was imprisoned after her democratically-elected government was ousted in a military coup in 2021 – has been denied despite it being made by prison authorities.” (09/05/23)