[Myanmar] MJN request to release two Myanmar journalists who are arrested in Bangladesh

Originally published on the MJN Facebook page on 15 September 2017

 

Two Myanmar photo journalists, Min Zayar Oo and Khun Lat were arrested since more than a week ago in Bangladesh border town of Cox’s Bazar accused of espionage.

They were arrested while they tried to cover refugee fled from the conflict in Rakhine state assigned by the Germany based magazine GEO, AFP reported.

AFP quoted Bangladesh police that they cover of tourist visas to enter the Bangladesh, instead of journalist visas.

However, Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) condemned and viewed that arrest of journalists those who are doing their journalist job is not practices of democracy and it is hinder to freedom of press.

Accordingly, MJN kindly request to Myanmar government to cooperate with Bangladesh authorities and Bangladesh government also help them to release immediately.