International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has asked Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to “remedy the injustice” over the jailing of two Reuters journalists following their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by security forces.
Clooney said the families of journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had requested the government for a pardon after being convicted and jailed for seven years earlier this month for violating official secret laws.
They had pleaded not guilty, arguing they were doing their jobs as reporters, did not collect or copy documents, and did nothing to harm the state’s interests.
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