The Washington Post

Japanese filmmaker reportedly detained in Myanmar:


Myanmar detained a Japanese maker of documentar­y films after he attended a weekend protest in Yangon over recent executions by the military government, activists said. The activists and local media reports identified the man as Toru Kubota. A Japanese government spokesman confirmed the detention of a Japanese man in Myanmar and called for his release. Since Myanmar’s military seized power in February 2021, nearly 15,000 people have been arrested and 11,820 remain in detention, said the Assistance Associatio­n for Political Prisoners.

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