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Journalists Khin Maung Aye, Htun Htun Thein released after completing three month sentence

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcome the release on 4 February 2009 of journalists Khin Maung Aye and Htun Htun Thein of the privately-owned weekly "News Watch" after completing the three-month sentence they had received from a Rangoon court for "contempt of court."

They were arrested in November 2008 for writing about alleged corruption among court officials. At least 14 other journalists are still imprisoned in Burma.

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