Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Moved To House Arrest Due To Heatwave

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi placed under house arrest due to heat wave

Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained since the 2021 military coup.

Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health precaution amid a severe heatwave. guardian said in the report. The newspaper quoted a junta spokesman as saying they were trying to prevent heat stroke in “all people, especially elderly prisoners of war, who require the necessary precautions.” The newspaper said both Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint, 72, were transferred from prison. However, it is not clear where he was taken.

Win Myint is serving an eight-year prison sentence in Taungoo, Bago region, Myanmar.

Al Jazeera Myanmar’s Meteorological Department said that the temperature in the capital Naypyitaw was recorded at 39 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has previously called for her release, and the latest case has been criticized by human rights experts.

Last September, Aung San Suu Kyi’s son Kim Aris said he had severe gum disease and was struggling to eat.

“For a long time, no one saw her outside the prison. Now her life is in danger because she can’t eat. How many people die in prisons in Burma? This is a serious concern. he said guardian. Alice said her attorney was unable to meet with her.

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has been detained for 27 years at an undisclosed location on a host of crimes that her supporters say are trumped up. Both leaders have been detained since the military seized power in a coup in February 2021.

The coup sparked a massive outpouring of public opposition, which the military attempted to suppress by force, sparking a spiraling conflict that left more than 4,800 civilians dead.

The military is currently struggling to maintain control over the country, facing resistance from civilian anti-junta fighters and long-established ethnic armed groups.