Officials in the United States and elsewhere are voicing concern over the well-being of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Nobel peace laureate dismissed all her personal guards this week after the government ordered her to cut their number from 13 to six. She was also told her personal physician could visit her only once a week instead of three times.
The U.S. State Department says it is seriously concerned about her safety.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling on Burmese authorities to remember their responsibility to ensure Aung San Suu Kyi's well-being.
U.S. Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell have also come out in support of the detained Burmese opposition leader.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.