Family, friends and colleagues of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar have called for their immediate release one year on from their arrest.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were earlier this week honoured among other persecuted or killed journalists as Time magazine’s persons of the year.
They were sentenced to seven years in jail for violating a state secrets act while reporting on the Rohingya crisis.
The case has been widely seen as a test of press freedom in Myanmar.
Supporters of the pair planned to gather in downtown Yangon on Wednesday evening while people from around the world posted photos on social media of the “thumbs up” gesture that became a symbol of the pair’s court appearances. Read more