‘A blow to press freedom’: world reacts to jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

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‘A blow to press freedom’: world reacts to jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

UN human rights chief calls for the pair’s unconditional release as Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to condemn sentence

The seven-year jail sentence handed down to two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims was condemned worldwide as a travesty of justice and severe blow to press freedom in the south-east Asian country.

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty on Monday of breaching the Official Secrets Act, under laws introduced in 1923 under British rule.

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