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Unity Journal Admin Officer Released After Questioning

6 February 2014

A Unity journal administrative staffer has been released after being questioned by unidentified authorities on Wednesday. Aung Win Tun told The Irrawaddy that he was detained on Wednesday morning by a man in plainclothes and held for 11 hours. “They asked me about the news we reported—whether it was true or not and how our office operates. I told them I didn’t know much about that,” he said, adding that his interrogators refused to identify which government entity they belonged to. Four journalists and the Unity CEO were arrested over the weekend, charged under the 1923 State Secrets Act for a report about an alleged government chemical weapons factory in Magwe Division.