Chief Editor of Voice of Myanmar Is Set Free

CHief Editor Nay Myo Lin of VOM

Sittway. April 10, 2020
Chief editor Nay Myo Lin of Voice of Myanmar was set free last night after detained in prison for 9 days in Mandalay.

He was arrested at his home on March 31. He was charged with terrorism laws for interviewing Arakan Army Spokesperson Khaing Thu Kha. 

He said he was asked to sign on a paper that requires him to cooperate with the police in the future in case of any charge that may be filed. 

He thanks for everyone who helped his freedom and will continue for his journalism works to tell the people the truth and elevate the voiceless to voice.

UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar human rights Yanghee Lee issued a statement on April 9 and called Myanmar government to drop off the terrorist charges against Nay Myo Lin and other editors.

His family and colleagues are happy for his freedom.

Concern on other accuses, it not yet clear whether the police drop off the same charges of terrorism laws against Narinjara news editor Khaing Myat Kyaw, Thar Lun Zaung Htet, and some journalists from RFA. 

Legal experts said freedom of Nay Myo Lin is a good and welcoming juncture that should be applied to those journalists who have recently been charged with the same terrorism laws. 


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