Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested last Tuesday evening after they were invited to dine with police officers on the outskirts of Yangon.
The trio – DVB’s Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung, and The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng – were arrested at a checkpoint while returning from TNLA territory.
The decision marks the end of a four-month ordeal that began when The Voice Daily duo were arrested for a satirical column lampooning Burma’s military.
“The case has finally come to an end. This is such an auspicious day.”
But for many civil rights activists who had called for parliament to repeal the Telecommunications Act, lawmakers have failed to tackle the issue.
The freelancer allegedly posted a tongue-in-cheek comment on Facebook, but then called Khet Aung “the worst chief minister” in the country.