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Voice of Myanmar (VOM) editor-in-chief released

Myanmar police on have released the editor of a Mandalay-based news agency who was arrested last month on terrorism-related charges for publishing an interview with the Arakan Army after the group was blacklisted by the government as an unlawful association and terrorist group, RFA reported.

Police arrested Voice of Myanmar (VOM) editor-in-chief Nay Myo Lin at his home in Mandalay on March 31 for the earlier publication of reporter Khine Linn San’s interview with Khine Thukha, spokesman for the Arakan Army (AA).

His second hearing was held earlier on Thursday at Chanmyathazi Township Court. Nay Myo Lin later said the police informed him that prosecutors could not proceed with the case against him, so they had to free him.

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