An American journalist who was detained by the Myanmar military for more than three months and then deported has been exposed to torture by the military.
On the 27th local time, the British Guardian reported that Nathan Maung (44), the editor of Kamayut media, shared his experiences of torture while detained by the Myanmar military.
According to reports, editor Maung was detained in a military raid on March 9th. “The first three or four days were the worst,” he said. “No matter what I said, fists came and hit me in the face.”
“They hit their ears and cheekbones, hit their shoulders, so they couldn’t stand up,” he said.
Editor Maung also said, “They broke my hands behind my back, put them in handcuffs, and then covered my eyes with a cloth.”
The torture continued, and on the fourth day, it was reported that the editor-in-chief Maung was a citizen of the United States and the violence decreased.
Editor-in-chief Maung was released on June 15, three months later. He said he met several people who had been tortured during his detention and heard screams, pleas and screams in other buildings.
“Someone was detained for two days in the same place as me,” said Maung, editor-in-chief.
According to the Association for Supporting Political Prisoners (AAPP), more than 5,200 people have been detained by the military so far.
Myanmar’s military did not specifically respond to Maung’s allegations, saying that detainees are being treated according to the law.
Meanwhile, in February last year, when the National League for Democracy (NDL), the side of state adviser Aung San Suu Kyi, won 315 of 440 in the House of Representatives and 161 of 224 in the Senate with 83% of the vote in the general election on November 8 last year. There was a one-day coup. At least 883 people were killed by the military in Myanmar after the coup.