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Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Reuters journalists

Yangon, MyanmarReuters Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from prison on Tuesday after more than 500 days behind bars. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail in a case that […]

Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar journalists

Naypyitaw, MyanmarReuters Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy. “They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” […]

Call for global action as journalists are being jailed in record numbers

Journalists are being imprisoned in record numbers around the world with 262 jailed at the end of last year – the highest number ever recorded by the Committee to Protect Journalists. In an event held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last Friday, Joel Simon, the CPJ’s executive director, said that […]

Christian Solidarity Worldwide calls jailing of two journalists in Myanmar “outrageous” and demands their immediate release

A “grotesque and outrageous miscarriage of justice” is how Christian Solidarity Worldwide‘s Benedict Rogers has characterised the jailing of two journalists in Myanmar this week as the organisation issued a call for their immediate release. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were both sentenced to seven years in prison after they charged with violating the country’s […]