Aquino, who presided over a period of economic growth from 2010 to 2016, had recently been hospitalized for an illness.
Political foes of the junta detained with Yuki Kitazumi told him they had been punched and kicked while blindfolded, nearly fatally tortured and denied food for days.
Yuki Kitazumi was taken to Yangon International Airport on Friday morning; he had been detained since April 18 after being accused of spreading ‘fake news’.
Yuki Kitazumi could face a jail term of up to three years if convicted under the penal code as amended after the February coup.
Diplomatic efforts have not borne fruit so far, but the collapse of Myanmar’s economy could force the junta to listen to the international community.
Leaders of the member states have reportedly agreed to meet in Jakarta; they will be briefed by Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and then discuss the situation.
More movement curbs planned for red-zone areas as the country sees a record number of new cases.
The art and cultural event, including a concert, aims to raise awareness and money in aid of the anti-coup Civil Disobedience Movement and internally displaced people.
Christine Schraner Burgener will meet the Thai foreign minister ahead of trips to regional capitals; she is ‘ready to visit Myanmar any time,’ UN official says.
The Indonesian president’s call for a meeting between the bloc’s leaders to be held immediately was backed by Malaysian Prime Minister
Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was reportedly among about 20 people detained during an anti-regime protest in Yangon.
In light of its longtime ties with the Tatmadaw, Tokyo has distanced itself from imposing sanctions on Myanmar military officials.
Jakarta’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi says Bangkok has a 'special position' to play after meeting Myanmar, Thai counterparts in the Thai capital.
Nearly 270 Myanmar migrant workers tested positive out of the total 320 cases detected on Sunday in the Thai province.
Concerns have arisen in Thailand over the efficacy of a Chinese vaccine the government has hastily decided to procure in order to inoculate Thais as soon as possible.