Burma’s High Court Upholds 7-Year Sentences for Pulitzer-Winning Journalists

HeadlineApr 23, 2019

Burma’s Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal of a pair of Reuters reporters imprisoned for reporting on the systematic expulsion and murder of Rohingya Muslims from Burma in 2017. Just last week, reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were honored with a Pulitzer Prize for their exposé of a massacre of Rohingya committed by the Burmese military in the village of Inn Din. But on Monday, the pair were ordered to serve full 7-year prison terms for violating Burma’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act. The United Nations, the U.S. House of Representatives and international human rights and press freedom groups have all called for the journalists’ release.

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