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Thein Zaw was one of nine media workers taken into custody during the Feb. 27 street protest in Yangon, the country’s largest city, and had been held without bail. About 40 journalists have been detained or charged since the Feb. 1 coup.

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."

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@AP 's Thein Zaw was released from prison in Myanmar, but others remain jailed. Ian Phillips, AP's VP for international news, urged Myanmar "to release all journalists and allow them to report freely and safely on what is happening inside the country.”

Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw has been released from detention in Myanmar three weeks after he was arrested for covering a protest against the country's military coup, the news agency has confirmed.

MMFinally ! @AP  photoreporter Thein Zaw detained for 3 weeks was released after the charges against him were dropped. Satisfied by this decision, @RSF_inter  calls on the authorities to release the other journalists still detained #WhatshappeningInMyanmar 

Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw has been released from detention in Myanmar three weeks after he was arrested for covering a protest against the country's military coup, the news agency has confirmed.

“Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested more than three weeks ago while covering a protest against the coup in #Myanmar , was released from detention on Wednesday.” via @AP  #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar  #JournalismIsNotACrime 

Thein Zaw was one of nine media workers taken into custody during the Feb. 27 street protest in Yangon, the country’s largest city, and had been held without bail. About 40 journalists have been detained or charged since the Feb. 1 coup.

Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw has been released from detention in Myanmar three weeks after he was arrested for covering a protest against the country's military coup, the news agency has confirmed.

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CPJ calls for the immediate release of @AP  journalist Thein Zaw and all other journalists detained in #Myanmar . "Myanmar’s junta must stop detaining journalists and allow reporters to do their jobs without fear of reprisal,” said @cpjasia 's Shawn Crispin.

BREAKING: Thein Zaw, a journalist for @AP  who was arrested last month while covering a protest against the coup in Myanmar, has told his family he has been informed he is being released from detention on Wednesday.

@AP  journalist Thein Zaw was arrested while covering demonstrations last month against the military coup in Myanmar. He remains jailed Thursday on his 33rd birthday. #FreeTheinZaw 

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@AP journalist Thein Zaw was arrested while covering demonstrations last month against the military coup in Myanmar. He remains jailed Thursday on his 33rd birthday. #FreeTheinZaw 

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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.

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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.

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A video of the arrest of @AP  journalist Thein Zaw as he was photographing Myanmar security forces charging anti-coup protesters shows him in a chokehold. He and other members of the media were charged with violating a public order. #freetheinzaw 

An Associated Press journalist has been detained by police while covering protests against the military coup in Myanmar. Thein Zaw was taken into custody with a number of others on Saturday in Yangon, the country’s largest city.

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.

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