Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, began a hunger strike to protest her imprisonment, the U.S. State Department said this week. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, was arrested in May after forces loyal to the ruling military junta attacked her convoy and killed several members of her democratic movement. The junta has held her in what it calls “protective custody” ever since, despite international calls for her release. The U.S. government said it was “deeply concerned for her safety and well-being.”
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