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Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters' release

May 09, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Observers say the unexpected release of the two Reuters reporters is a political decision timed to save face for the country's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

SUU KYI. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to speak at Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation and Peace in Myanmar, in Naypyidaw on May 7, 2019. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Freedom of expression in Myanmar still 'dire' – U.N.

May 07, 2019 - 9:01 PM

'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists

RELEASED. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (R) and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. Photo by Ann Wang/Pool/AFP

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty

May 07, 2019 - 11:22 AM

(4th UPDATE) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are freed on presidential amnesty

FREE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture outside Insein prison after being freed in a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. Photo by AFP

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters reporters – lawyer

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Supporters believe the pair are being punished for investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's western Rakhine state in September 2017

WA LONE. Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police to a courtroom in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar win U.N. press freedom prize

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been behind bars since December 2017, detained on claims of violating state secrets

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Jailed Reuters reporters wait for Myanmar Supreme Court decision

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rights groups have heaped pressure on Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to use her influence to secure a pardon, but she has so far refused to intervene

WA LONE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) speaks to journalists outside the northern district court in Yangon on January 23, 2018. File photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'The verdict originally given was not wrong according to the law. The court decides to dismiss the appeal,' the judge of Yangon Regional High Court says

'Thumbs up' pics for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

Dec 12, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Messages of solidarity pour in from around the world on the first anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya Muslims

THUMBS UP. Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) is escorted by police to a courtroom in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Rally to mark 1 year since arrest of Myanmar Reuters journalists

Dec 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Supporters will gather in downtown Yangon as Reuters invites people from around the world to post photos on social media of the 'thumbs up' gesture that became a symbol of the pair's court appearances

THUMBS UP. Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police to a courtroom in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Maria Ressa, other journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:53 PM

(7th UPDATE) Time honors the journalists who are its 'Person of the Year' 2018 – 'The Guardians and the War on Truth'

Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters appeal

Dec 08, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Lawyer Than Zaw Aung says the date for the appeal hearing has been set for December 24 at the Yangon regional court

WA LONE. In this file photo, detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (L) is escorted by police to a court in Yangon to face trial on February 6, 2018. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Myanmar's truth defenders: Who are journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo?

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Aside from their investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown in Rakhine, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have extensively covered other human rights issues in the country before

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Dozens rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:06 PM

The protesters lament the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar

Reuters reporters jailed for 7 years in Myanmar secrets case

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Myanmar court finds Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law

JAILED. Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (in cuffs) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis face trial, on a charge that carries up to 14 years in jail. / AFP PHOTO / Myo Kyaw SOE

Myanmar Reuters reporter says he was hooded, deprived of sleep

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:29 PM

'They asked us questions every two hours and we did not have a chance to sleep for 3 days,' reporter Wa Lone explains to the court

WA LONE. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Photo by Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP

Myanmar court urged to drop case against Reuters pair

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act – which carries up to 14 years in jail – during their reporting of a military crackdown on the Rohingya minority

WA LONE. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (L) is escorted by police to a court in Yangon to face trial on February 6, 2018. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Whistleblowing Myanmar policeman sentenced to jail

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:14 PM

According to a police spokesman, Moe Yan Naing has been jailed for breaching a police disciplinary act, a charge he had been facing since December for a previous communication with Wa Lone

MOE YAN NAING. In this file photo taken on April 20, 2018, Myanmar deputy police major Moe Yan Naing waits outside the courthouse before attending the ongoing trial of two detained journalists in Yangon. Photo by Sai Aung Main/AFP

Family of whistleblowing Myanmar cop evicted after testimony

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:03 PM

Deputy police Major Moe Yan Naing on Friday describes how his colleagues were ordered by a senior officer to 'get' reporter Wa Lone by handing him sensitive documents at a meeting

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

Feb 09, 2018 - 10:41 PM

It is the first time Reuters has publicly confirmed what Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were working on when they were arrested on December 12 on the outskirts of Yangon

WA LONE. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (L) is escorted by police to a court in Yangon to face trial on February 6, 2018. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, are accused of possessing classified documents thought to relate to the violent military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority

WA LONE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) speaks to journalists outside the northern district court in Yangon on January 23, 2018. File photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP

Myanmar police charge Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested a month ago under the Official Secrets Act after they allegedly were given classified documents by two policemen over dinner

ARRESTED. In this file photo, Wa Lone (C), a journalist for the Reuters newswire, arrives at a court in Yangon on December 27, 2017. Ye Aung Thu/AFP