The State Department has been working to contact Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian detainees in Myanmar after two officials with her National League for Democracy party died in military custody from alleged torture in the past week.

“We do have an outstanding request for contact with the state counselor who of course is currently unjustly detained by the military,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Friday during a press conference.

“We have continued to consistently inquire about her health and safety, as well as the health and safety of all detained leaders and civil society actors and we’re working through appropriate channels to make contact with those detained,” Price added.

Zaw Myat Lynn from the National League for Democracy (NLD) died following his arrest during a protest in Yangon. Lynn is the second official to die while in the custody of Myanmar’s military since the military wrested control of the country and deposed Suu Kyi in a coup on February 1.

More than 70 people have been killed by security forces and over 2,000 protesters arrested since the coup began.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), an independent watchdog organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand said that Myat Lynn was subjected to beatings after his arrest. 

“Zaw Myat Lynn, who was head of an educational institute, was announced dead today from injuries consistent with torture following an arbitrary nighttime raid,” the AAPP released in a statement. 

Myat Lynn’s death followed that of Yangon NLD party chairman Khin Maung Latt. The AAPP alleges that he also died from beatings associated with torture at the hand of the military.