the Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo was arrested in december 2017. They were sentenced in september last year to seven years in prison for having violated a law on state secrets after having received the secret documents in connection with an examination of a mass murder of men and boys from the muslim rohingya population in Rakhine state.
On Tuesday, the released in connection with a massamnesti. It is tradition that the authorities in Myanmar to release prisoners at the new year, which this year occurred on the 17th of april, and the last few weeks has been the country's president Win Myint taken thousands of prisoners.Image 1 of 2 Photo by: ANN WANG Slide 2 of 2 Photo: MYAT THU KYAW Slideshow
when he walked through the fängelsegrindarna. He said that he was grateful for the international efforts to get him free.
"I'm really happy and look forward to seeing my family and my colleagues," he said, according to Reuters.
He also said that he will never stop being a journalist.
"I can't wait until I'm back at my editorial," he said, according to the BBC.
Kyaw Soe Oo smiled and waved to journalists.
Both men have families with young children. Wa Lones wife had children when he was incarcerated and he has only seen his daughter a few times.
Stephen J. Adle r is very happy over the news.
" We are enormously pleased that Myanmar has released our brave reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Then they were arrested for 511 days ago they have become symbols of how important it is to have freedom of the press around the world. We welcome them back, " he says, according to Reuters.
the two journalistern a has come under harsh criticism from a variety of countries and human rights defenders.
the Men have claimed that the police have sat on them and that there is no evidence that they committed any crime. In april denied the supreme court of their appeal. The same month, wrote their wives a letter to the government and prayed that they would be pardoned.
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