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Thein Zaw, an Associated Press reporter who was arrested last month while covering a protest against the coup in Myanmar, told his family that he had been told they would turn him over. Freedom Wednesday.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested last month while covering a protest against the coup in Myanmar, was released from detention on Wednesday.
Thein Zaw told the AP and his family of #Arrests #Asihttps://t.co/XeLjFScqcL
— WatchOurCity.com (@WatchOurCity) March 24, 2021
He hasn’t left custody yet, but he should be released soon. There is no official confirmation of his release.
He was accused of violating a law on public order which could be punished with a prison sentence of up to three years.
Zaw was one of nine media workers arrested and held without bail during the February 27 street demonstration in Yangon, the country’s largest city. About 40 journalists have been arrested or charged since the February 1 coup, about half of whom are still behind bars.