Two more Myanmar journalists have been arrested by junta forces, raising the number of journalists being held by the military regime to 53 as of September 16, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Since the military’s February 1 coup, Myanmar has become the world’s second-biggest jailer of journalists, after China, said RSF.
On Wednesday night, the former editor-in-chief of Mizzima News, Ko Myo Thant, was arrested in Kangyidaunt Township, Ayeyarwady Region.
Junta forces went to Kangyidaunt after being told that Ko Myo Thant was there, and threatened to detain his aunt if he did not surrender, RSF stated in a report released on Thursday.
Channel Mandalay news agency journalist Ko Win Naing Oo was arrested on August 31 with his wife.