Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to Htin Kyaw President of the Republic of Myanmar to express its concern over the detention of three journalists in Northern Myanmar on June 26 2017.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in a letter called for the immediate release of Aye, Pyae and Zaw and withdraws the charges against them. We further called on government of Myanmar to ensure an environment for the journalist where they can perform their duties freely and professionally.
According to Southeast Asia Press Alliance (SEAPA), Aye Naing and Pyae Phone Naing from Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and Thein Zaw from The Irrawaddy News were arrested while traveling in Shan State in Northern Myanmar for alleged links to a rebel group.
Both the organizations have confirmed that three of them were on a reporting assignment as part of their coverage on the ongoing conflicts in the country.