These Reuters Journalists Will Stay Jailed in Myanmar
Two reporters imprisoned for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act will remain there after a court found they’d presented insufficient evidence to prove their innocence. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are serving seven-year sentences for what critics claim are fabricated charges in retaliation for their reporting on Myanmar’s alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
What does their case tell us about Myanmar? Human rights groups say it represents the country’s broader crackdown on civic freedoms. Meanwhile, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler called their prosecution “yet another injustice among many” visited upon the two journalists — just for doing their work.