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Red Cross Says Suu Kyi Not on Hunger Strike

September 07, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Detained Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is not on a hunger strike as reported by the U.S., a Red Cross spokesman said after group officials visited her.

The officials met with Suu Kyi for an hour, said Jean Pascal Moret of the Red Cross mission in Yangon, Myanmar's capital.

A State Department spokesman said last week that the U.S. had "credible reporting from our embassy" that the Nobel peace laureate was on a hunger strike to protest her detention by the country's ruling junta.

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