10 journalists arrested in Myanmar

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Yangon, Oct 31: Thailand-based human rights group reported on Friday, Oct 30 that 10 journalists have been arrested so far in security crackdown by the Myanmar authorities on Oct 2009.

The widespread crackdown also marked the arrests of as many of 50 people comprising of political activists and students.

Speaking on the arrests, Shawn Crispin, Southeast Asia representative of Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, said, "Burma's military government claims to be moving toward democracy, yet it continues to routinely arrest and detain journalists."

Bo Kyi , co-founder of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners said that neither were they informed about the nature of arrests nor were any of the family members informed about it.

Soe Oo's arrests has brought strong condemnation from Watch Dog, a New York based Committee for Protection of Journalists.

Earlier in September Obama administration had announced its intention to collaborate with Myanmar Military rulers to bring about democratic reform.

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