Three journalists face up to three years in prison in Myanmar after reporting the burning of drugs by the rebel Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Marianne Brown reports.

On 28 June this year, Lawi Weng (aka Thein Zaw), 39, senior reporter with The Irrawaddy newspaper, and Aye Nai, 53, and Pyae Phone Aung, 24, reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma, were charged under Section 17(1) of the 1908 Unlawful Association Act for being in contact with the TNLA, who operate in conflict-affected Shan State, in the north ...


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