The military junta in Myanmar generally denies allegations of arbitrary arrests, abuse and torture of detainees. A recently freed American editor has described the horrors faced by Myanmar’s democracy activists in the country’s gulags. Nathan Maung himself suffered this ordeal. This article is published by Yahoo News. Here is an excerpt:
Journalist Nathan Maung turned to meditation when he was jailed for reporting on Myanmar’s bloody coup, but even back home in sleepy Virginia, he can’t forget those left behind, including a colleague still at the mercy of their jailers.
In March, as the junta moved to crush mass pro-democracy protests on Myanmar’s streets, about 45 soldiers arrived at Maung’s office in the commercial capital Yangon, he told AFP in an interview.
As the squad battered their way through the gate and a locked door, Maung was frantically sending messages to friends telling them he was about to be arrested, he said.
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