Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejects the latest appeal by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years on charges linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as hopes now turn to a presidential pardon.

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early.

Rally in Yangon to mark anniversary of Reuters reporters’ arrest

Dozens of protesters gather in downtown Yangon to mark the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested outside a Yangon restaurant on December 12 and later handed seven-year jail sentences after exposing the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya men during the military’s brutal crackdown on the stateless minority last year.

Long road ahead for families of jailed Myanmar reporters

The jailing of two Reuters reporters and the whistleblowing cop who tried to defend them in Myanmar has left three divided families. As Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo file an appeal to try to overturn their sentence, the three wives speak to AFPTV about the struggle of parenting solo in a country largely apathetic to their husbands’ plight.

Amal Clooney: Myanmar should release journalists

(28 Sep 2018) Amal Clooney called on Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to release two Reuters journalists she represents who have been imprisoned for their reporting. (Sept. 28)

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