The U.S. State Department and the United Nations say they are seriously concerned about reports that Burma's military junta has ordered the removal of a security detail at the home of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
American officials say they are worried about the welfare of the Nobel laureate, who is under house arrest at her home in Rangoon. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed similar thoughts and called on Burmese authorities to remember their responsibility to ensure Aung San Suu Kyi's well being.
Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy reported Thursday that the government has ordered the removal of NLD members who had been providing security and other assistance to the pro-democracy leader. The junta also reportedly has said she will have reduced access to her personal physician.