Journalists held ‘for investigating killings’

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Rohingya crisis: Reuters journalists  held ‘for investigating Myanmar killings’

 

Reuters has revealed details of an investigation into a mass execution of Rohingyas by soldiers and villagers, which it says lies behind the arrest of two of its journalists in Myanmar, the BBC world service reported.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Seo Oo are awaiting trial, charged with violating the country’s Official Secrets Act.

 

The news agency claims they uncovered evidence the 10 Rohingyas were killed unlawfully in Rakhine state last year.
It hopes this will demonstrate the pair were acting in the public interest.

Warning: This report includes a photo below of the men after they were killed, which some readers may find distressing.

 

Reuter’s editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler said: “When Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were first arrested, our primary focus was on their safety. Once we understood their legal situation, we, in consultation with Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their relatives, decided that it was our responsibility to publish an account of what happened in the village of Inn Din.

 

 

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