White House welcomes release of Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar
9 May, 2019, 7:10 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday it welcomed the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were jailed in Myanmar for more than a year.
“Jailed for over 500 days since December 2017 for reporting on atrocities against the Rohingya, we are delighted they will be reunited with their families,” the White House said in a statement.
“We hope that other jailed journalists in Burma will also be allowed their freedom,” it said.