Myanmar: Reporter placed in chokehold as 6 journalists charged
06 March 2021 | 6:55 am
Six journalists are facing charges punishable with up to three years in prison amid a crackdown on anti-coup protests.
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Some say exports to the European Union are essential to provide a livelihood to ordinary people in Myanmar. Others argue that importing products plays into the junta's narrative that it's business as usual.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained since Myanmar's democratically elected government was overthrown in a 2021 military coup. The junta has said the partial pardon will shave 6 years off a 33-year sentence.
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