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UN chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted on September 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case that was seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar.

published on : 21st September 2018

Myanmar waging 'campaign against Reuters journalists': United Nations

A fresh report from the UN rights office decried "the instrumentalisation of the law and of the courts by the government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journ

published on : 11th September 2018

Myanmar defends Aung San Suu Kyi over jailed Reuters reporters

The country's president, a close ally of Suu Kyi, could also pardon the reporters but experts say any immediate intervention is unlikely.

published on : 4th September 2018

UK calls for 'immediate' release of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar

UK minister for Asia and the Pacific says the reporters exposed rights violations in Rakhine state, and he has consistently called for their release.

published on : 3rd September 2018

UN calls for release of jailed journalists; Reuters denounces 'false charges' designed to 'intimidate' press 

Myanmar nationals 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.

published on : 3rd September 2018

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar in 'state secrets' case

Myanmar nationals 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.

published on : 3rd September 2018

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

The decision delays the long-anticipated ruling for Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been in Myanmar's Insein prison for some eight months.

published on : 27th August 2018

Wife of jailed Myanmar reporter Wa Lone gives birth to first child, pleads husband's return

Her husband Wa Lone, 32, and his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been in jail for eight months, accused of breaking a draconian secrecy law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

published on : 10th August 2018

Myanmar: Reuters journalist testifies he didn't know about documents

Kyaw Soe Oo and colleague Wa Lone have pleaded innocent to violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, under which they could get up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

published on : 30th July 2018

Reuters journalists row: Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment 

The two helped cover the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where a brutal counterinsurgency operation last year drove about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to neighboring Bangladesh.

published on : 21st April 2018

Reuters journalists to face trial for work in Myanmar

Two Reuters reporters who documented a massacre of Rohingya Muslims will face trial for violating the Official Secrets Act after they were arrested with papers handed to them by police.

published on : 11th April 2018

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained and accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations.

published on : 11th April 2018

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

The pair are now facing up to 14 years in prison on charges of possessing classified documents in violation of the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

published on : 9th February 2018

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

Two Reuters journalists detained for two months by Myanmar authorities were arrested over their investigation of a massacre of 10 Rohingya men.

published on : 9th February 2018

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists 

A Myanmar court today denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom

published on : 1st February 2018
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