Win Oo, a reporter with the local NHP News, is being held in pretrial detention under undisclosed charges.
He was detained on November 19, 2022, after attending a military junta press conference held by Deputy Minister of Information General Zaw Min Tun in the capital of Naypyitaw, according to news reports and a database compiled by the Detained Journalists Information Myanmar private Facebook group, which CPJ reviewed.
The reports said Win Oo suggested during a question and answer session that the military regime should release imprisoned coup-ousted former national leader Aung San Suu Kyi and jailed journalists.
Zaw Ye Htet, editor-in-chief of the local Daw Pyaw online news publication, was also detained after the press conference, the reports said.
The Ministry of Information did not reply to CPJ’s emailed request for comment sent in November 2022 on Win Oo’s legal status and whereabouts.