Monday, January 24, 2011

Two journalists released by Thai authorities

Monday, 24 January 2011 18:40 Myo Thant

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Mae Sot Immigration office freed John San Lin, a Burmese freelance journalist, and his colleague Pascal Schatterman, a Belgian national, Monday evening on a fine of 500 Thai Baht (US$ 16).

The pair were fined 500 baht for violating the Immigration Act and released, John San Lin told Mizzima.

They were detained on Thursday in Mae Sot after returning to Thailand from Burma, where they reported on fighting between Burmese junta troops and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army.

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