The Myanmar Supreme Court today rejected the appeal filed by two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were sentenced to seven years in jail. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the decision and demands the journalists’ immediate release.
Press freedom is derived from the fundamental human right to freedom of expression and is the foundation of a free and democratic society. Writes Latt Latt Soe - Myanmar journalist and former executive member of the Myanmar Journalists Association
After almost seven months in detention, earlier today, a court in Myanmar charged two Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplored the decision by the court, a blow for press freedom in Myanmar.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities of Myanmar to immediately release two Reuters journalists who were charged yesterday under Official Secret Act and are facing up to 14 years imprisonment over their coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis’.