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  • A Myanmar court is extending the detention of five journalists, including one from The Associated Press, who were arrested last month while covering protests against the coup.

  • The journalist did not attend Friday's hearing in person, but followed proceedings via videoconference from prison.

  • Their lawyers also appear to have difficulty gaining access.

  • They were arrested on February twenty seventh and have not been allowed access to see their families or lawyers in person since.

  • Tins are Who is the lawyer representing Associated Press journalist Enzo.

  • The charge of Section five o five A against him has got nothing to do with him doing his job.

  • We can discuss the case later after hearing from the court, but we can say he did nothing wrong on the charge based on our case study from various perspectives.

  • Another court extended detention until March twenty fifth for a sixth journalist from Myanmar now, according to the group's editor in chief.

  • Court officials did not comment.

  • The U.

  • S State Department has voiced concerns over the arrests and has called for the immediate release of the journalists.

  • Recent days have been some of the deadliest since the military took power.

  • Among the casualties on Thursday where eight people killed in the town of My Yang when security forces fired on a protest, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners said.

  • Video obtained by Reuters also showed security forces leading men to large trucks and one being hit with a baton.

  • Vehicles have also been heard broadcasting warnings about a night curfew and against making barricades.

A Myanmar court is extending the detention of five journalists, including one from The Associated Press, who were arrested last month while covering protests against the coup.

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Myanmar courts extend detention of six journalists

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/12
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