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Pressure Myanmar junta, journo tells Japan

Manila Standard 28 Nov 2022
Tokyo—A Japanese journalist released from Myanmar in a prisoner amnesty called on Monday for Tokyo to put more pressure on the junta and accept refugees fleeing the Southeast Asian country. Toru Kubota spent three-and-a-half months in prison after being detained near an anti-government rally in Yangon in July along with two Myanmar citizens.
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Journalist held by Myanmar urges Japan to pressure junta

The Philadelphia Inquirer 28 Nov 2022
... three-and-a-half months in prison after being detained near an anti-government rally in Yangon in July along with two Myanmar citizens.
photo: AP / Thein Zaw
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during literacy talks with university students at the convocation hall of Yangon university Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Rohingya Muslims stuck between Myanmar’s military junta, rebel Arakan Army

Anadolu Agency 28 Nov 2022
“With the exception of a few 'concerns' that have reached the deaf ears of the oppressors in Myanmar, justice has not been achieved for this community,” he underlined ... The Rohingya, who were once equal citizens of Myanmar, are now deprived of citizenship, their homes, and basic human rights.".
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UN expert questions sincerity of Myanmar's prisoner release

The Manila Times 21 Nov 2022
Andrews also met with Myanmar citizens living in South Korea to understand their challenges and needs ... He urged South Korea to build on the positive steps it has taken including publicly denouncing the military takeover, imposing an arms embargo and a moratorium on forced returns of Myanmar citizens back to their country.
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Why these famous films were banned around the globe

Madison 19 Nov 2022
Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and several other Sharia-practicing countries condemned the movie and prohibited its citizens from seeing it ... This time, Vietnam allowed its citizens to see the film. However, Myanmar, where the movie's plot takes place, wasn't so tolerant, and the country's controversial government was quick to ban it.
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British, Australian and Japanese prisoners freed in Myanmar junta amnesty

The Jordan Times 18 Nov 2022
Another prisoner freed in the amnesty, US-Myanmar citizen Kyaw Htay Oo, told AFP he was “very happy” ... Japanese journalist Kubota, 26, was detained in July near an anti-government rally in Yangon along with two Myanmar citizens and jailed for 10 years.
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Thousands freed in Myanmar junta amnesty

The Manila Times 18 Nov 2022
US-Myanmar citizen Kyaw Htay Oo told AFP he was "very happy." ... Japanese journalist Kubota, 26, was detained in July near an anti-government rally in Yangon along with two Myanmar citizens. He was the fifth foreign journalist to be detained in Myanmar since the coup, after US ...
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Japan: NKorea missile test shows potential ability to hit US

The Associated Press 18 Nov 2022
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government released an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American on Thursday as part of a broad prisoner amnesty that also freed many local citizens held for protesting the army takeover.
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Myanmar releases 4 foreigners in broad prisoner amnesty

Index-Journal 18 Nov 2022
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government released an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American on Thursday as part of a broad prisoner amnesty that also freed many local citizens held for protesting the army takeover.
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Freed foreigners return home after Myanmar prisoner amnesty

Al Jazeera 18 Nov 2022
Four foreigners who were among the thousands jailed by Myanmar’s military following its February 2021 coup have flown out of the country after being released in an amnesty ... The fourth foreigner, United States-Myanmar citizen Kyaw Htay Oo, told the AFP news agency he was “very happy” as he arrived in the Thai capital.
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EDITORIAL: Myanmar sinks under military rule as rest of ASEAN advances

Asahi News 18 Nov 2022
Myanmar should be willing to listen to the voices of its neighbors if it wants to secure stability and development for itself ... Since seizing power in a coup in February last year, Myanmar’s military has brutally cracked down on citizens calling for a return to democracy.
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People look for their family members and relatives on a bus carrying prisoners who released from Insein Prison Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Prisoners freed in Myanmar amnesty head home

Deutsche Welle 18 Nov 2022
High-profile international prisoners released as part of an amnesty by the junta in Myanmar, including a British former ambassador and an Australian former adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, have reached Thailand.  ... US-Myanmar citizen Kyaw Htay Oo told AFP he was "very happy." ... "What I know is Myanmar is still not free.".
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British, Australian and Japanese prisoners freed under Myanmar amnesty

Dawn 18 Nov 2022
A former British envoy, an Australian economic adviser and a Japanese journalist arrived in Thailand late on Thursday after being freed by Myanmar’s junta in an amnesty involving almost 6,000 prisoners ... But another prisoner freed in the amnesty, US-Myanmar citizen Kyaw Htay Oo, said he was “very happy”.
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Seoul: North Korea fires suspected long-range missile

The Associated Press 18 Nov 2022
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government announced Thursday it was releasing and deporting an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American as part of a broad prisoner amnesty marking the country’s National Victory Day.
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What to know ahead of Malaysia’s general elections

The Associated Press 18 Nov 2022
Myanmar releases 4 foreigners in broad prisoner amnesty ... BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government released an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American on Thursday as part of a broad prisoner amnesty that also freed many local citizens held for protesting the army takeover.

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