YANGON, Burma (AP) — The wife of a freelance journalist shot by Burma’s army says her husband appears to have been tortured before he died.
Ma Thandar said Thursday that the exhumed body had a broken skull, broken jaw and two penetration marks on the chest.
Burma 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 Oct. 4 as he tried to reach for a soldier’s gun during an attempted escape.