Burmese police arrest Japanese journalist protecting anti-coup protest: report


A Japanese journalist has been arrested by police in Burma within the first international press arrest for the reason that nation’s Feb. 1 army coup, in keeping with a report.

Yuki Kitazumi was arrested on Friday morning in Yangon, the biggest metropolis within the nation, colleague Linn Nyan Htun stated in a Fb publish.

Kitazumi had been protecting an anti-coup protest, Kyodo Information in Japan reported. He runs a manufacturing firm within the metropolis and used to work for Japan’s Nikkei enterprise every day, Reuters reported.

“In line with witnesses, he was crushed on his head however he was carrying a helmet, so it didn’t trigger him a lot hurt,” Linn Nyan Htun wrote within the publish. “I’ve contacted the embassy and haven’t heard way more info but.” He stated he didn’t know the explanation Kitazumi had been arrested.

PRO-MILITARY MARCHERS IN BURMA ATTACK ANTI-COUP PROTESTERS 

He instructed Reuters “I didn’t witness it however I acquired a message from him through messenger app round 11:30 that he received arrested. After that I misplaced reference to him.”

Protests have continued for weeks since elected chief Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested together with most members of her administration when the army seized management earlier this month.

In his newest Fb publish titled “Peace,” Kitazumi described the army’s brutal ways in opposition to protesters, lots of whom, he stated, are nonetheless on the streets. 

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Australian educational, Sean Turnell, was additionally beforehand arrested. He was an adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, in keeping with Reuters

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