RSF urges Myanmar to free two Reuters reporters

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of two Burmese reporters working for the Reuters news agency who appeared in court again in Yangon on Wednesday, when they were formally charged with breaching a colonial-era secrecy law.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been held since 12 December, when they were arrested immediately after being handed documents by two mysterious policemen they met in a Yangon restaurant. The police later announced that they were “arrested for possessing important and secret government documents related to Rakhine State and security forces.”