Zaw Ye Htet (Zaw Min Oo)

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Zaw Ye Htet, editor-in-chief of the local Dae Pyaw online news publication, 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. 

Win Oo, a reporter with the local NHP News, 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 October 2022 on Kyaw Ye Htet’s legal status and whereabouts.