Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar


At Least two Reuter journalists and two security officers have been detained in Myanmar for the coverage of current going Rohingya issues.

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The journalists are found as Thet Oo Maung Maung and Kyaw Soe Oo. On Tuesday, the cops arrested them on the border of Yangon.

The case has been filed against them under colonial-era Official Secrets Act of 1923 for getting essential credentials related with security forces in the Rakhine State.

The cops have been charged Police Lt. Moe Yan Naing and Police Sergeant Khin Maung Lin for their involvement in the case.

The United Nations and the international community have been blaming Myanmar of human rights violations allegedly carried out by the Myanmar’s security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon stated, “It is intensely related by the highly irregular detains of two Reuters reporters following they were asked to convene with cops in Yangon on Wednesday.”

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“For a democratic system to do well, journalists require to be able to do their jobs liberally,” it added. “We advise the government to give details about these captures and permit immediate access to the journalists.”