AP's Myanmar reporter Thein Zaw never should have been detained just for covering the protests. Upon his release, he said: "one thing that upsets me is that there are some people who are still inside, and I hope that they can get out as soon as possible."
The Associated Press has demanded that the Myanmar junta release its journalist Thein Zaw who was detained and charged "for simply doing his job" while covering the military's repression of anti-coup demonstrations in Yangon on February 27.
The Myanmar junta extended pretrial detention of AP journalist Thein Zaw w/o him seeing his lawyer or family. It arrested him and six other members of the media for the heinous crime of, well, reporting on the protests. They could face 3 years in prison.
The Myanmar junta has "charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years." Their "crime"? Covering the anti-coup protests.