Myanmar journalists granted sanctuary in India

3rd May, 2021

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Thin is the pseudonym of a video journalist with Mizzima News who covered the protests in Yangon that followed a coup on Feb. 1. He fled to India in March, and plans to continue his coverage of Myanmar from there.

An Indian court has granted sanctuary to two Burmese journalists, a colleague and some relatives a month after they fled across the border from Myanmar into Manipur state. They had been lying low in Tengnoupal district. On April 20, the Manipur High Court granted the group safe passage to Imphal, the state capital, and protection from Indian authorities until further notice. They left for Imphal the following day.

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