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
Burma Urged to Take US Citizen Out of Solitary
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)

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.
(Read more Kyaw Zaw Lwin stories.)

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