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Was Lone's first journalistic career was at the People's Age Journal. Joining the English-speaking Myanmar Times in 2014, he reported on the 2015 elections that brought Nobel Peace Price winner Aung San Suu Kyi to office. Or Lone has written a children's textbook and co-founded a charitable organization that fosters intolerance between different ethnical groups and assists the orphaned.
A Rakhine Buddhist, Kyaw Soe Oo was raised in the city of Sittwe. Soe Oo averted getting involved in the tensions between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, but the dispute attracted him to journalists. On December 12, when they were summoned to Yangon to meet the Yangon policemen for supper, Walt Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained on charges of violation of the Official Secrets Act.
They quoted the Ministry of Information that they "were imprisoned for having important and confidential intergovernmental documentation relating to the state of Rakhine and the Rakhine intelligence forces". They were not apprehended for two consecutive months in a private place with no family or lawyer account.
You' ve been telling family members that you were almost immediately apprehended after receiving some of your papers from two cops you first saw in the inn. You haven't seen the papers. According to the authorities, two law enforcement officials have also been detained and indicted under the Official Secrecy Act.
However, according to the reporter, the arrests were not those who provided the document. Goverment has given no further information about the detained cop. Myanmar, then known as Burma, was a British Indian provincial state. The Official Secrets Act goes back to 1923. Best recorded was in 2014, when the Unity Journal released a week-long report revealing a clandestine army chemicals plant.
Narcotics detained the head of the paper and four reporters. Wálone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained in solitary confinement for two consecutive days before they appeared in prison on 27 December when they were detained for another two fortnight. For the first time since their arrest, they were able to see a relative and a solicitor.
Their attorneys and family members as well as policemen and attorneys of state were the only ones permitted to enter the ban. Reporter said they weren't abused in detention. Goverment officers from some of the world's most important countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, and leading representatives of the United Nation have demanded the liberation of the newsmen.
Former Thai Secretary of State Surakiart Sathirathai, who heads a new global consultative body on the Rohingya crises, also voiced concerns about the detention of journalists and hopes that the case would not result in further constraints for the world' s leading journalists. A number of non-governmental and journalists' organisations have described the detentions as an assault on the freedoms of the judiciary.