Myan­mar au­thor­i­ties should im­me­di­ately cease ha­rass­ment of editor – CPJ

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Myan­mar au­thor­i­ties should im­me­di­ately cease ha­rass­ing and threat­en­ing to ar­rest Aung Marm Oo, editor-in-chief of the pri­vately owned Rakhine state-based news agency De­vel­op­ment Me­dia Group, the Com­mit­tee to Pro­tect Jour­nal­ists said in a state­ment.

Aung Marm Oo went into hid­ing af­ter au­thor­i­ties filed a com­plaint on May 1 seek­ing his ar­rest for un­spec­i­fied vi­o­la­tions of the Un­law­ful As­so­ci­a­tion Act, which can re­sult in up to five years' im­pris­on­ment and fines. On May 8, Aung Marm Oo sent a let­ter to the Myan­mar Press Coun­cil, an in­de­pen­dent body tasked with re­solv­ing me­dia dis­putes, re­quest­ing me­di­a­tion on the case, as per­mit­ted un­der the coun­try's Me­dia Act to pre­vent law­suits against jour­nal­ists, he said; as of to­day, the coun­cil had not replied.

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Editor Aung Marm Oo.

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