Two Reuters Reporters Jailed In Myanmar For 500 Days Finally Freed

TOPSHOT - Reuters journalists Wa Lone (R) and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. - Two Reuters journalists who ... TOPSHOT - Reuters journalists Wa Lone (R) and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7, 2019. - Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison on May 7, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release. (Photo by ANN WANG / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANN WANG/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 7, 2019 9:29 a.m.

Two Reuters journalists, who have been jailed in Myanmar for the past 500 days for breaking the nation’s Official Secrets Act, were released from prison Tuesday, Reuters reported. 

The reporters, Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, were released as part of a presidential amnesty granted to 6,000-plus prisoners in Myanmar on Tuesday.

Read the full Reuters report here. 

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