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Myanmar Crisis

Detained Japanese journalist in Myanmar 'not mistreated': embassy

Freelancer Yuki Kitazumi gives first update on condition after arrest over 'fake news'

BANGKOK -- Japanese freelance journalist Yuki Kitazumi remains unharmed after his detention by Myanmar security forces, the Japanese Embassy said Friday, marking the first update on his condition since the arrest nearly a week ago.

The 45-year-old Kitazumi told Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama in a call Friday that he has "not been mistreated" by authorities, and that there are no problems with his health, according to the embassy.

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