Taken Question
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 14, 2009


Question: Can you provide on update on Kyaw Zaw Lwin? Has the USG been granted consular access to Kyaw Zaw Lwin since his reported hunger strike?

Answer: We are concerned about Kyaw Zaw Lwin’s health and are pressing for immediate consular access to him. We were last granted consular access on December 3.

Burmese authorities cited Kyaw Zaw Lwin’s health as the reason his scheduled December 11 court hearing was postponed.

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PRN: 2009/1278