Magazine editor arrested for burying cyclone dead

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A Burmese magazine editor has been arrested and his publication closed after he volunteered to help bury the bodies of cyclone victims in the Irrawaddy Delta, reports AFP.

Aung Kyaw San, editor of the Myanmar Tribune, is just one of at least ten journalists and a blogger that are being detained in Myanmar, according to Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association, who are said to be outraged by the arrests of Burmese journalists.

The two organisations said: ‘The international community, including the United Nations, has succeeded in persuading the military government to open the country to humanitarian aid. It is now essential to get the junta to stop preventing civil society, including the press, from participating in the relief effort.”

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