15 November 2018

Myanmar authorities drop 'incitement' charges against journalists

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A Myanmar court dismissed on Friday a case against three senior journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper, after authorities in the city of Yangon agreed to drop the charge. reports citing Reuters that Eleven Media’s chief reporter, Phyo Wai Win, and two editors, Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nayi Min, were arrested on Oct. 10 for incitement after publishing an article that quoted lawmakers raising questions over spending by the Yangon city government.

They were freed on bail on last month after President Win Myint ordered authorities to try to settle the dispute through negotiation.

“The case was dismissed today at the court,” said defense lawyer Kyee Myint. “We welcome it.”

2018.11.09 / 18:39
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