Thursday, January 24, 2008

Diabetic Uthayakumar of Hindraf in hospital, wife worried

Detained ethnic Indian activist hospitalized

Friday, January 25, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- An ethnic Indian activist was hospitalized Thursday during a hunger strike protesting his detention for having organized a rally demanding Indian minority rights in Malaysia, his wife and a hospital official said. P. Uthayakumar, leader of the Hindu Rights Action Force, or Hindraf, was given an intravenous solution in a hospital in northern Perak state, said his wife, Indra Devi Subramanian.

Indra said she called the detention center from Kuala Lumpur on Thursday to check on her husband, who had not eaten since Monday morning. She said she was told he was taken to a hospital for dehydration. "He's a diabetic. That's why I'm worried," she said.

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