Urgent Action good news: Reuters journalists released in prisoner amnesty

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were granted a presidential pardon and released from prison after serving more than 500 days of their seven-year sentences in Myanmar. This is an important victory for press freedom in Myanmar and beyond, which Amnesty International is proud to have contributed to. 

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo should have never been arrested or imprisoned in the first place, and Amnesty International calls for their convictions to be quashed and their criminal records expunged. The organization remains concerned about ongoing restrictions on of freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly in Myanmar and will continue to call for the release of all prisoners of conscience and the repeal of repressive laws.

 

NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

 

This is the 3rd and final update for UA 4/18 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa16/0322/2019/en/

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