Myanmar frees journalist who was charged under terrorism law


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  • Saturday, 11 Apr 2020

FILE PHOTO: Nay Myo Lin, the editor-in-chief of Voice of Myanmar is escorted by the police to court in Mandalay, Myanmar, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) - A Myanmar journalist arrested on terrorism charges after publishing an interview with a spokesman for the Arakan Army rebel group was freed on Thursday and said police had told him they would not pursue the case.

Nay Myo Lin, the editor-in-chief of Voice of Myanmar, was charged under sections of the Terrorism Act last week by a court in the second largest city, Mandalay, over a March 27 interview with the AA, which is waging a war in the conflict-torn western Rakhine region.

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