The Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA) is extremely disappointed that the legal appeal of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has been rejected by the High Court in Myanmar.
Reporting is not a crime and SOPA repeats its call for the immediate release of the two journalists. They have been unfairly punished for simply doing their jobs while investigating the alleged murder of Rohingya villagers in the country’s Rakhine state.
Today’s decision by the court conveys a message that Myanmar’s commitment to the rule of law is in question.
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