The party of Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says
an eye doctor examined the pro-democracy figure at her Rangoon home for
one hour this week.
The National League for Democracy said
Friday that Burmese authorities allowed the eye specialist to accompany
Aung San Suu Kyi's regular physician on a checkup visit Thursday.
spokesperson Nyan Win says Aung San Suu Kyi's regular physician Tin Myo
Win spent about four hours at her home, where she has been under house
arrest for 13 of the past 19 years.
Further details about her condition were not immediately available.
doctor last visited the Nobel Peace Prize winner on September 14
after her refusal of food deliveries started rumors of a hunger strike.
Nyan Win also said that Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer has completed preparations for an appeal of her continued detention.
opposition leader refused to meet with U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari
during his August visit to Burma, and she has also refused to meet with
her government-appointed liaison.
In related news, the United
Nations' new high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, called
Thursday for Burma to release all of the country's thousands of
political prisoners. During her first news conference since taking
office, Pillay said Aung San Suu Kyi's detention is illegal under
Also Friday, Burmese authorities ordered two weekly
news journals to stop publication because of their alleged violation of
press rules. The True News journal is suspended for two months,
while The Action Times is suspended for one month.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.