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BURMA: Dr Salai Tun Than has not received medical treatment

DVB (2002 September 4)

Dr Salai Tun Than who has been sentenced for a seven year imprisonment has not met his request to get the eyes operation yet that was requested more than three weeks ago. He is now suffering from high fever and flu.

Dr. Salai Tun Than, 74, a retired professor of Agronomy from Yezin University is suffering from eye problems and has been supplied medical treatment at Insein Prison Hospital since July 29. According to prison doctors, his eyes need to be operated. He has been applied to get an operation outside the prison as there are no eye operation facilities inside prison. His family members are very worried that he could turn blind if the operation takes not on time.

Dr Salai Tun Than was arrested in front of Rangoon City hall on 29 November 2001, while peacefully distributing a personal petition calling for multiparty general elections within one year under an interim civilian government, and unconditional transfer of power to the victor.

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma, Oslo, in Burmese 1430 gmt 4 Sep 02

Posted on 2002-09-09

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