Freed Japan reporter calls on Tokyo to take 'concrete action' against Myanmar junta

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  • Friday, 21 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi who was detained in Myanmar and charged with spreading false news during a crackdown on media after a military coup in February, speaks to media upon his arrival at Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba prefecture, Japan May 14, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese journalist recently freed from a Myanmar jail urged his government on Friday to take "concrete action" against the military regime there, including reviewing its development aid.

Myanmar authorities arrested Yuki Kitazumi, a freelance reporter who was covering the unrest that engulfed the country after a military takeover on Feb. 1, and charged him with spreading false information.

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