Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Announcement of a Guilty Verdict in the Trial of Reuters Journalists in Burma

September 3, 2018


Today, a Burmese court found two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, guilty of violating the colonial-era “Official Secrets Act” for investigating and reporting on an army massacre of Rohingya‎.

“It is clear to all that the Burmese military has committed vast atrocities. In a free country, it is the duty of a responsible press to keep people informed and hold leaders accountable. The conviction of two journalists for doing their job is another terrible stain on the Burmese government. We will continue to call for their immediate and unconditional release,” said Ambassador Haley.