Myanmar: What steps is the ICRC taking to visit Aung San Suu Kyi?

By the beginning of July ICRC delegates had visited and registered more than 30 of the people detained, including the vice-president of the National League for Democracy, U Tin Oo. On 7 July the delegates began a scheduled visit to Insein prison in the capital, and will continue visits elsewhere in order to see all the detainees concerned.

The ICRC began visiting people detained in Myanmar in 1999; more than 230 visits have been made to some 5,800 detainees in 80 places of detention. In line with ICRC procedures worldwide, the findings and recommendations of the visits are discussed confidentially with the authorities concerned.


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