Policemen in plain clothes arrested Kubota on 30 July 2022 for taking photographs and videos of the ongoing protests against the coup.
Policemen arrested Kubota on 30 July 2022. (signal photo)
military ruled myanmar A court in July sentenced a Japanese journalist arrested for making videos of anti-government protests in the country to ten years. prison sentence is heard. A Japanese diplomat gave this information on Thursday. Tetsuo Kitada, the deputy chief of mission of the Japanese embassy, said that Toru Kubota was electronic transactions He was sentenced to seven years for the offense of violating the law and three years for the offense of abetment. The Electronic Transactions Act covers an offense involving the dissemination of false or provocative information. At the same time, in the law related to provocation, all those offenses come, which can create disturbance.
On July 30, 2022, policemen in plainclothes in the country’s largest city, Yangon, arrested Kubota for taking photographs and videos of the ongoing protests against the coup. Kubota was the fifth foreign journalist detained in Myanmar after the military came to power in a coup. Before him, American journalists Nathan Maung and Danny Fenster, besides Robert Bosciaga of Poland and Yuki Kitazumi of Japan were arrested. He was later deported. About 150 journalists were arrested in Myanmar, of which about half have been released. But strict restrictions are still in place on the media.
During a peaceful march, an army vehicle was rammed over the people.
Let us tell you that during a peaceful march of anti-government protesters in Myanmar’s largest city last year, an army vehicle was rammed over people. Three people were feared to have died in this accident. This information was given by eyewitnesses and an organizer of the demonstration. In fact, then the march was one of at least three demonstrations held in Yangon. Similar rallies were reported to be held in other parts of the country a day before the expected verdict in one of nearly a dozen criminal cases against former country leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi was ousted after a military coup on February 1 last year.
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