• Managing editor of Eleven media Nari Min//EPA-EFE
  • Editor in chief of Eleven media Kyaw Zaw Linn (C)//EPA-EFE
  • Chief reporter of Eleven media Phyo Wai Win (C), escorted by police gestures in handcuffs as he leaves Tamwe township courts before being brought to Insein Prison, Yangon, Myanmar, on October 10.//EPA-EFE
  • Chief reporter of Eleven media Phyo Wai Win (L)//EPA-EFE

Urgent : Myanmar Eleven's three senior journalists arrested

Breaking News October 10, 2018 17:09

By Story and photo : EPA-EFE

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Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested three senior journalists of Eleven Media Groups in connection with a story that criticised the controversial business ventures of Yangon Regional Government.



They were Managing editor Nari Min, Editor in chief Kyaw Zaw Linn, and chief reporter Phyo Wai Win. They left Tamwe township courts before being brought to Insein Prison, Yangon.

Yangon Regional Government filed a lawsuit against them for the story published on October 8 which criticizes the controversial business ventures of Yangon Regional Government for wasting public money.

They were on Wedensday charged under Article 505 (b) of Myanmar's Penal Code which does not allow for bail to be granted and carries a maximum punishment of two years imprisonment.

Myanmar stands 137th out of 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders (RFS). 

 

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