foreign pressure on myanmar prompted journalists release

Foreign Pressure on Myanmar Prompted Journalists’ Release


Myanmar’s concern that its global standing was being tarnished prompted the government to release two Pulitzer Prize winning journalists from prison, officials said, following an international campaign on their behalf.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters reporters, were arrested 17 months ago while investigating human-rights abuses committed by Myanmar’s military against the country’s ethnic Rohingya minority. International figures including United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and U.S. Vice President Mike…


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