Wives of jailed journalists ask Myanmar for mercy

Published on 5 Sep 2018 11:52:50 AM

The wives of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have appealed to the Burmese government for their husbands' release after they were sentenced to seven years in prison, a verdict that has been condemned globally for undermining press freedom.

The reporters were investigating the killing of villagers from the Rohingya Muslim minority by security forces and civilians when they were arrested in December.