The two men were investigating an attack on Rohingya villagers when they were arrested last September. They were carrying documents that they have always claimed were given to them by the police, and charged with obtaining state secrets. The verdict in their trial was due earlier this week, but was delayed due to the health of the judge.
From the US Embassy in Yangon –
Event: A demonstration and march in support of two Reuters journalists on trial in Yangon will take place tomorrow, September 1st, at 3:00 P.M. in Yangon. The march will begin at Butaryone Bus Stop, Insein Road, head south on Insein Road to Hledan Junction, and then turn north towards Inya Lake on Pyay Road. The march will finish at 6:00 P.M. in the vicinity of the Tadar Phyu Bus Stop.
U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid this area during the demonstration.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid this demonstration and the area, as outlined above.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
Please click through here for more information, including embassy contact details.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 31, 2018
Myanmar Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo await verdict https://t.co/rccFV47cQz
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 27, 2018
#UPDATE A Myanmar court sets a new date for next week to rule on whether two Reuters journalists violated a state secrets law while reporting on the Rohingya crisis https://t.co/3v9GBLzBqE pic.twitter.com/tnhUuHn2RP
— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 27, 2018
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