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Reuters Journalists imprisoned for reporting Rohingya crisis, releases after 500 days of jail

R Sinduja

News Editor

Reuters Journalists were imprisoned for reporting of the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. After spending 500 days in jail, they both were released. Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe got arrested in Dec 2017, accused of breaking a colonial-era Official Secrets Act. They both always maintained their innocence. The decision to free them comes out of the blue after 16 months of mounting pressure from international govt & others.