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Myanmar: Health concern/Fear of torture or other ill-treatment/Prisoner of conscience: Zarganar (m)

, Index number: ASA 16/003/2009

Popular comedian Zarganar, who has been imprisoned since June 2008 for helping survivors of Cyclone Nargis, is in urgent need of medical attention for his various health problems. He is now understood to be receiving some medication from the authorities, though it is unclear what type he is receiving. Zarganar now urgently needs proper medical treatment in a hospital, with his condition continually monitored by doctors.

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