France Condemns Myanmar’s Arrest Of Journalists

This combo shows journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (L) and Wa Lone (R) being escorted by police after their sentencing by a court to jail in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Ye Aung THU / AFP

France condemned the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar on Monday as a “serious blow to press freedom and the rule of law” in the southeast Asian country.

“France reiterates its appeal for their liberation and the respect of their fundamental rights, as well as free media access in Rakhine State,” the foreign ministry said, referring to the region where the pair was arrested while reporting on the extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims.

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