• Saturday, August 13, 2022


Reuters journalists clock up 100 days in jail in Myanmar

Wa Lone

By: Sarwar Alam

Two Reuters journalists reached their 100th day in detention in Myanmar on Wednesday (21) as pre-trial hearings drag on over charges under the Official Secrets Act in a case that has incensed global opinion. Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, attended their 11th pre-trial date at the Yangon court that could jail them for up to 14 years if the pair are convicted over the possession of classified documents. The courthouse was packed with family members, media and diplomats offering their support to the detainees as they listened to Wa Lone’s younger brother make an impassioned…

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