Reuters Journalists Jailed in Myanmar Are Released

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Published on May 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:05s

Reuters Journalists Jailed in Myanmar Are Released

Reuters Journalists Jailed in Myanmar Are Released Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been jailed for more than 500 days under Myanmar's Official Secrets Act.

They had been reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians.

Earlier this year, they received the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

'Time' magazine had included the journalist among its 2018 Persons of the Year, honoring journalists who had been jailed or killed.

Wa Lone, Reuters Journalist, via CNN Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler called the men "symbols of the importance of press freedom around the world." Both men have been reunited with their families in Yangon.

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