May 14, 2021

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Myanmar latest: Military sues Japanese journalists with fake news act

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Yuki Kitazumi, who once worked for the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, was detained by the Myanmar authorities on April 18. (Reuters)

According to a report released on Tuesday (4th) in Myanmar, the Myanmar military sued the Japanese freelance journalist Yuki Kitazumi with the “Fake News Act.”

Agence France-Presse reported that the report alleged that the Myanmar military raised control of Yuki Kitazu on Monday.

Yuki Kitazumi, who once worked for the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, was detained by the authorities on April 18.

Kyodo News quoted an unnamed diplomat from the Japanese Embassy in Myanmar as saying that Kitazumi’s current health is good. He was also arrested in February and was also beaten in prison.

The Myanmar military has arrested 50 journalists since the coup d’etat on February 1.

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