TE24 International Desk:
A Japanese video journalist was detained by security forces while covering protests against the military government in Myanmar, the country’s largest city, pro-democracy activists said. According to Type Phone, the leader of the Yangon Democratic Youth Strike Group organized it.
Rally, Tokyo-based documentary filmmaker Toru Kubota was forced into plainclothes police action after lightning protests in Yangon on Saturday. arrested Like many activists, he uses a pseudonym to protect himself from the military authorities.
Myanmar’s military has cracked down on the opposition since taking power last February and ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
At least 2,138 civilians have been killed and 14,917 arrested by security forces since the military came to power, according to a detailed statistic compiled by the Myanmar Political Prisoners Assistance Association.