Tag: Reuters reporters

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  • Myanmar in tatters

    Myanmar in tatters

    The seven-year jail sentence awarded to two Reuters journalists ~ Wa Lone (32) and Kyaw Soe Oo (28) ~ for covering the state-sponsored massacre of Rohingyas, most particularly the killing of ten Rohingyas by soldiers and Buddhist villagers at Inn Din in the state of Rakhine, signifies a travesty of justice and an unabashedly severe blow to the certitudes of press freedom.

    September 4, 2018
  • Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

    Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

    Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon's Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.

    September 3, 2018
  • UN experts urge Myanmar to release detained reporters

    UN experts urge Myanmar to release detained reporters

    Two independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on Myanmar to release two Reuters reporters who were arrested while investigating the killing of Rohingya Muslims and to drop the charges against them. Special rapporteurs on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, and on human rights …

    April 12, 2018