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Rights Group Says Burma Has Released TV Journalists


A media rights group says Burma's military-led government has released two Burmese journalists working for a Japanese television station.

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcomed the release of the reporters after two days of detention. They say the journalists are in good shape - despite being shaken by the incident.

The two journalists were arrested Monday after they went to a port near Rangoon to verify the arrival of a North Korean cargo ship.

The reporters, Aung Shwe Oo and his daughter, Daw Sint Sint Aung, both work for Nippon News Network's Bangkok bureau.

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