UN office hails Myanmar journalists’ release, with a caveat

Europe 05/07/19, 07:00

The U.N. human rights office is praising the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison in Myanmar, but says a "very dire situation" remains for freedom of expression in the Asian country.Rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani hailed "good news" but insisted that the two Pulitzer ...

Myanmar frees 2 imprisoned Reuters reporters

World 05/06/19, 22:36

Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces' abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and released Tuesday, the prison chief and witnesses said.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed after President Win Myint issued a blanket pardon for 6,520 prisoners, ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

World 04/22/19, 22:53

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism's ...

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists’ appeal

World 03/26/19, 06:48

Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remained in Insein Prison while their lawyers attended the court's first ...

Reporters convictions appealed to Myanmar Supreme Court

World 02/01/19, 01:53

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven-year prison terms for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have filed an appeal with the country's highest court seeking to overturn their convictions.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for having government documents in their possession. They contend they ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

World 01/11/19, 03:19

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.Judge Aung Naing said in his ruling that ...

Appeals filed for 2 Myanmar journalists in secrets case

World 11/05/18, 06:32

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar for possession of official documents are appealing the verdict, the news agency said Monday.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on a military-led brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority when they were arrested and ...

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