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Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo !

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Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo !

Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - Two Myanmar Reuters Journalists​

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of two jailed Myanmar journalists employed by the well-known news agency Reuters.

After being handed documents by two mysterious policemen in a restaurant, Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested for possessing “important and secret documents”. The two journalists had the misfortune of taking an interest in what is happening in Rakhine State, where the army is suspected by the United Nations of conducting ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya community.

They have obviously been trapped and used by the authorities. None of the claims made by the authorities in this case seem credible. It is a pure fabrication of evidence and a failure to respect proper legal procedures ! All charges against them should be dropped and they should be immediately and unconditionally released.

Held since 12 December, they are currently facing up to 14 years in prison.

Myanmar continues to languish in the bottom third of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and is currently ranked 131st out of 180 countries.

Help us to obtain Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo’s release by signing this petition today. EVERY SIGNATURE COUNTS !

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