WORLD

Video: Myanmar Police Hold AP Journalist In Chokehold

0
In this image made from video taken on Feb. 27, 2021, Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw is arrested by police in Yangon, Myanmar. Authorities in Myanmar have charged Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years. The six were arrested while covering protests against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. (AP Photo)

(AP) — A video of the arrest of Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw as he was photographing Myanmar security forces charging at anti-coup protesters shows him being held in a chokehold as handcuffs are placed on him.

Authorities have charged Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years.

In the video, police run at Thein Zaw and at least seven surround him as he is placed in a chokehold. He is quickly handcuffed and a policeman with a bullhorn then uses the handcuffs to pull him away.

 

Man Who Used Van To Kill 10 Pedestrians In Toronto Guilty

Previous article

Biden Vows Enough Vaccine For All US Adults By End Of May

Next article

You may also like

More in WORLD