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Wife: Signs of torture on body of Myanmar reporter

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Min Ko Naing, right on vehicle, a leader of Myanmar Prominent 88 Generation Students Group, speaks as activists hold placards during a protest against the killing of a freelance journalist, outside the city hall in Yangon, Myanmar.

Signs of torture on body of

Myanmar reporter - wife

YANGON, Myanmar (AP):

The body of a freelance journalist shot by Myanmar's army showed signs that he was tortured before he died, his wife said yesterday.

Ma Thandar said the body, which was exhumed on Wednesday, had a broken skull, broken jaw and two penetration marks on the chest.

Myanmar started moving from a half-century of dictatorship to democracy three years ago, but the investigation into Aung Kyaw Naing's death adds to questions about how much the military has changed.

The reporter, also known as Ko Par Gyi, was detained by the military while covering clashes between the army and ethnic Karen rebels in Mon state in September. After his wife raised questions, the military said last week they shot him dead October 4 as he tried to reach for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape.