Myanmar arrests journalists

Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her speech during the joint press remarks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo on Tuesday. — AFP

YANGON — Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticized the financial management of Yangon’s government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest case to spark concern over press freedom.

Rights groups criticized the detention of the three from Eleven Media, which comes as the latest in a long series of cases brought against the media under vague and outdated laws.

Executive editors Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nayi Min and chief reporter Phyo Wai Win were hauled in before a Yangon court in handcuffs on Wednesday morning to hear the charges against them before being carted off to jail.

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