2 Reuters journalists released from Myanmar jail after 500 days
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2 Reuters journalists released from Myanmar jail after 500 days

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Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, who were in jail in Myanman for the past 500 days were released finally.

The bad fate came after reporting a massacre carried out by Myanmar's military forces against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty in September 2018 of violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act over their reporting of the massacre in the village of Inn Dinn in Rakhine state. They were sentenced to seven years in prison.

The journalists were awarded this year's Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. As he left the prison, Wa Lone thanked supporters for calling for his and his colleague's release.

In January, the High Court in Yangon threw out their appeals, and on April 23, the country's Supreme Court rejected their last attempt to get their convictions overturned.

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