Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply relieved to learn that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from prison.
The two reporters spent a total of 511 days far from their families because they dared to investigate a subject that is
banned in Myanmar, the genocide of the country’s Rohingya minority. When they were framed by the police and arrested in
December 2017, over 7000 of you signed the petition launched by RSF to draw the public’s attention to their case. Since
then, you have helped us continue our work to obtain their release, thank you!
But the fight is not over!
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were finally pardoned but the journalists’ conviction has been upheld. All other journalists have been sent the chilling message that they too could face 18 months in prison if they dare to
investigate subjects that are off limits.
More than ever, we are counting on your support
to help us obtain the release of journalists.