At least nine civilians and anti-regime protesters in Yangon who spoke to CNN on Friday remain in detention, although the junta told the US broadcaster that they had been released.
CNN reported on Saturday that Myanmar’s military authorities said they had been released but at least four women and a man remain in the Shwepyithar interrogation center, according to sources.
The witnesses recently told The Irrawaddy that seven civilians, including those who spoke to CNN reporter Clarissa Ward at Mingaladon market, were detained on Friday afternoon. Among the arrested were Ma Nay Zar Chi Shine, Ma Yin Thet Tin and Ma Phoo Mon Kyaw.
Two female protesters near Salminegone bazaar in Sawbwagyi Gone ward, Insein Township, were also detained after CNN’s visit on Friday.