Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar
Here’s the alert from Reuters: “Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars, witnesses said.”
One of the witnesses was Gerry Doyle, who tweeted, “Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are free.” He added: “There’s a lot left to sort out, but the important part, for now, is that they are free.”
Finally. Editor in chief Stephen J. Adler issued the statement that he’s been waiting more than a year to send out: “We are enormously pleased that Myanmar has released our courageous reporters…”
Huge. Wonder what happened.
Still ridiculous they spent even a day in jail though.