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Urgent Action: Rakhine journalist in hiding, facing charges

News editor Aung Marm Oo is in hiding after being accused of violating Myanmar’s Unlawful Associations Act, a notorious repressive law which has often been used to target ethnic minorities in Myanmar. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Development Media Group (DMG), a Rakhine State-based news agency which has been reporting on violations during the conflict between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army. The charge carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Burmese to:


Union Attorney General
U Tun Tun Oo
Union Attorney General Office No. 25 
Nay Pyi Taw 
Republic of the Union of Myanmar 
Fax: + 95 67 404106
Salutation: Dear Attorney General


And copies to:

Lieutenant General 
Minister of Home Affairs 
Kyaw Swe 
Ministry of Home Affairs Office No. 10 
Nay Pyi Taw 
Republic of the Union of Myanmar 
Fax: Myanmar Fax: +95 67 412439 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY KYAW ZWAR Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar 19A Charles Street W1J 5DX General Office 020 7148 0740 Fax 020 7409 7043

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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