Tun Lynn, a staff correspondent with the local Myanmar Light (Myanma Alinn), was arrested by police on September 22, 2021, in Taungtha Township of Mandalay, according to a report by the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia and a database maintained by the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, a local rights group.
Tun Lynn was arrested soon after questioning an army captain about the money military officials collected at road checkpoints in Taungtha, according to the Radio Free Asia report. He was not allowed contact with his family, the report said, adding that his whereabouts in detention were unknown.
His arrest came in the wake of the military’s February 1, 2021, democracy-suspending coup and subsequent protests. The military junta cracked down on Myanmar’s independent media, detaining dozens of journalists.
Tun Linn was being held in detention in Mandalay in late September 2022, according to the association’s database. The Ministry of Information did not reply to CPJ’s emailed request sent in late 2022 for comment on the charges against Tun Lynn and his detention.