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Son of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘concerned’ for her health as she marks birthday in junta detention

Military authorities and police arrested dozens of people in Mandalay and central Myanmar for paying tribute to the ousted civilian leader on her birthday, according to local media

Yangon - The son of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “concerned” about her health, he told AFP on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate turned 79, passing another birthday in military detention.

Suu Kyi has been detained by the military since it toppled her government and seized power in 2021, plunging the Southeast Asian nation into turmoil.

The Nobel laureate is serving a 27-year sentence imposed by a junta court after a trial condemned by rights groups as a sham to shut her out of politics.

Suu Kyi has now spent almost a quarter of her life under house arrest in jail at the hands of the military, whose iron grip on politics she has battled for decades, her son Kim Aris told AFP.

“While I am sure maymay's many years under house arrest will have prepared her for her current period of isolation, given her age. . .

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