Reuters journalists covering Rohingya crisis to appear in court in Myanmar

Reuters journalists covering Rohingya crisis to appear in court in Myanmar

Two reporters had been investigating violence in Rakhine, from where hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees have fled

Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Wednesday, when prosecutors could request that charges be filed against them over an accusation they broke the country’s Official Secrets Act.

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A free press is critical to a free society—the detention of journalists anywhere is unacceptable. The Reuters journalists being held in Myanmar should be released immediately.

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