Yangon Government Wants Published Apology From Jailed Eleven Media Journalists

Government officials in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon said Tuesday that they will drop a court case against three jailed journalists accused of committing offenses against the state if the trio issues a written apology in state-owned newspapers.

Regional government director Aung Kyaw Khine filed the lawsuit on Oct. 9 against Eleven Media Group’s chief reporter Phyo Wai Win and managing editors Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nari Min over an article published the day before in the Weekly Eleven News Journal about the government’s business dealings and budget.

He filed the charges under an article of the Penal Code that deals with incitement and carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison, a fine, or both, saying that the piece damaged the dignity of the Yangon government.

Read the full story: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/yangon-government-wants-published-apology-10232018163625.html

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