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Britain: Aung San Suu Kyi Held at Prison Outside Rangoon - 2003-06-19


Britain's Foreign Office says Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being detained at the notorious Insein Prison on the outskirts of Rangoon.

A Foreign Office junior minister, Mike O'Brien, said in London Thursday that he learned the Burmese opposition leader is being held in a two-room hut at the prison, and is still wearing the clothing she had on when she was taken into custody May 30th.

Mr. O'Brien said the conditions under which Aung San Suu Kyi is being held are appalling.

The British official did not say how he learned where Burma's military government is holding Aung San Suu Kyi. He called her continued detention totally unacceptable.

Burma's foreign minister said his country takes seriously the criticism of its detention of the Nobel Peace Prize winning opposition leader. But Foreign Minister Win Aung -- speaking to reporters in Cambodia Thursday -- refused to say when she would be freed.

Aung San Suu Kyi turned 58 on Thursday. She has been in custody since violent clashes between pro-democracy activists and government supporters in a northern town she was visiting.

Rallies in support of Aung San Suu Kyi were held in many cities around the world Thursday.

Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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