Statement on the killing of reporter Aung Kyaw Naing while in military custody in Myanmar
According to press reports, Aung Kyaw Naing was detained on September 30. He was shot dead by a guard, allegedly after attempting to seize a gun and running away on the evening of October 4. He was being detained at the time by Light Infantry Battalion 208 at Kyaikmayaw in Mon State.
A statement attributed to the military in Myanmar has alleged that Aung Kyaw Naing was also working with ethnic Karen insurgents, but this has been disputed by Karen sources.
The circumstances of Aung Kyaw Naing's killing clearly demand a full and proper investigation. His family's wishes that his body be returned should also be respected.
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
NB: Thank you very much to the FCCT for this precious statement for the honor of our colleague Ko Par Gyi (aka) Ko Aung Kyaw Naing.
Maung Kyaw Nu,