Thar Phyu

Thar Phyu

Location: Myanmar
20° 57' 41.184" N, 95° 55' 57.4212" E
Status: Released
Released on 07 Sep 2007

Thar Phyu is a computer shop owner and blogger from the Mogok Township in central Burma. He is also a member of the National League for Democracy’s youth division. On September 11, 2007, he got warned by the authorities for not having a license for his computer shop. The warning was allegedly related to Thar Phyu’s coverage of demonstrations against the hike in fuel prices. He was the first blogger to be reportedly called in and get warned by the Burmese authorities ((The Irrawady » Mogok blog writer warned)).

During the Saffron Revolution the same month, Thar Phyu was held for several hours just for posting photos of monks and demonstrators in the streets. His website has since been closed ((Reporters without Borders »Blogger charged under emergency law))

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