Japan's reporter released in Myanmar

A journalist, working for a Japanese newspaper, was released on Wednesday after six days in detention, a paper official said.

Min Zaw, a Myanmar national working for the Tokyo Shimbun, was taken from his home early Friday by plainclothes security personnel who said he would be held temporarily for questioning.

Min Zaw was released late Wednesday, according to Tokyo Shimbun official Hisao Ichikawa. He said other details were not immediately available.

The reporter had been covering the ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations against the military regime, according to the paper.

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Author`s name Angela Antonova