Military arrests two more local journalists

Sithu Aung Myint (left) and his colleague Htet Htet Khine were arrested on 15 August, 2021. Photos: RSF/Twitter

Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, army-owned television reported on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Sithu Aung Myint, a columnist for Frontier Myanmar and commentator with Voice of America radio, and Htet Htet Khine, a freelance producer for BBC Media Action, were arrested on Aug. 15, Myawaddy TV reported.

Sithu Aung Myint was charged with sedition and spreading false information that Myawaddy said was critical of the junta and had urged people to join strikes and back outlawed opposition groups.

Htet Htet Khine was accused of harbouring Sithu Aung Myint, a criminal suspect, and working for and supporting the National Unity Government.

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