SAGAING DIVISION – Journalist U Kyaw Min Swe and 4 artists were released on July 7 after the junta’s council opened a case and arrested them for posting condolences on social media about the Pazigyi village incident.
A person close to U Kyaw Min Swe confirmed that veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of The Voice Journal, has indeed been released and has returned home.
U Kyaw Min Swe was released from prison while he was still facing trial for defamation of the state under Section 505-A.
In addition, actress May Panchi has been released and her brother Zin Min wrote on his social media page.
Actress May Panchi was arrested in Dagon Myothit (North) township, where martial law had been declared, and was released after being sentenced to 3 years in prison by a military court on June 7.
Journalist U Kyaw Min Swe and artists such as May Panchi, May La Thanzin , Myat Thu Thu and Shwe Yi Thein Tan, were arrested by the military council on April 11th and 12th for allegedly inciting public unrest for posting their condolences on the Pazigyi village, Kantbalu Township incident on social media.