Myanmar Journalists Arrest Sparks Fear for Restricted Freedom of Speech

by Admin on July 26, 2017

The Myanmar army has arrested three journalists who are from Burmese and English speaking media outlets, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and the Irrawaddy. They are currently facing up to three years in jail under colonial-era law statute against “unlawful association”.

The journalists were arrested on Monday while they covered a drug-burning event that was organized by armed group Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), who Yangon authorities have labeled as “unlawful association.”

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This arrest has sparked fear in the Burmese community about the freedom of speech becoming increasingly restricted since Aung San Suu Kyi took power. “Everyone should be treated according to law,” said Aung San Suu Kyi’s spokesman.

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