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Myanmar Releases Reuters Journalists Amongst Others Granted Amnesty

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon today, 7 May, after spending more than 500 days behind bars, Reuters reported. The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail. The journalists had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces and Buddhist civilians in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State during an army crackdown that began in August 2017. ‘We are very happy’ – wife of freed Reuters reporter says .......................

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