Journalist in hiding after death threats and facing arrest

Aung Marm Oo is a journalist currently in hiding from Burma’s notorious Special Branch police, fearing arrest and up to five years in jail. He has been in hiding since 1 May 2019. 

All Aung Marm Oo did is try to report on what is going on in Rakhine State, Burma. That included reporting on human rights violations by the military against civilians. First he started receiving death threats, then Special Branch came looking for him.

Tell Min Aung Hlaing, the head of the Burmese military, to drop the charges against Aung Marm Oo.

You can also write to the government of Burma:

Key points to make:

  • Highlight the case of Aung Marm Oo.
  • Urge the government of Burma to drop all charges against Aung Marm Oo.
  • Urge the government of Burma to grant licences for Development Media Group and its publications, and allow it to operate freely.
  • Call for the repeal or replacement of repressive laws which are used to jail political prisoners.

Union Attorney General
U Tun Tun Oo
Union Attorney General Office No. 25 
Nay Pyi Taw 
Republic of the Union of Myanmar 
Fax: + 95 67 404106

Burmese President
President U Win Myint
President’s Office
Office No. 18
Nay Pyi Taw

Minister of Home Affairs
Lt. Gen. Soe Htut Minister of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs
Office No. 10
Nay Pyi Taw


Burmese Embassy London
Aung San Suu Kyi
c/o Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn
Embassy of Myanmar
19a Charles Street
London W1J 5DX