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UN urges Myanmar to free Reuters reporters 'immediately'

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she was "shocked" by Myanmar's jailing of two Reuters journalists for seven years and calls for their immediate release.

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Myanmar rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s top court rejects the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.

September 3, 2018
September 3, 2018

UN urges Myanmar to free Reuters reporters 'immediately'

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she was "shocked" by Myanmar's jailing of two Reuters journalists for seven years and calls for their immediate release.

September 3, 2018
September 3, 2018

CPJ condemns jailing of 2 Reuters journos in Myanmar

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the sentencing of two reporters of Reuters in Myanmar to seven years each in prison on charges of breaching the Official Secrets Act.

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Verdict in case against Reuters journalists postponed

The verdict in Myanmar's prosecution of two Reuters reporters accused of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act is postponed until September 3 because the judge overseeing the case is in poor health, a court official says.