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Rohingya Demands Immediate Release of REUTERS’ Journalists

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 6th September 2018

Tenghali: Rohingya at the makeshift refugee camp of Tenghali were seen to be in a protest yesterday (5th Sept) for releasing the two jailed REUTERS journalists, who were sentenced for unveiling the mass graves of 10 Rohingya in Arakan via an investigative report.

The protest was organized by a grass root organization named Voice of Rohingya. In the protest victims’ families were also seen along with common Rohingya and they demanded their immediate release and press freedom in Burma.

Rohingya protesters holding brochures of REUTERS journalist and Voice of Rohingya. Image: Voice of Rohingya

Nearly a hundred of Rohingya were holding brochures printed with pictures of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo along with the 10 victims of Inn Dinn Village.

“We are here to for the release Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe OO, they worked for the justice of our families, whom Burmese forces killed in Andang,” replies a victim’s family member, when asked about their purpose of protest.

Rohingya Refugee Abdu Shakur, father of one of the victims of Inn Din massacre protests the sentencing of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo at Teng Khali camp outside Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh September 5, 2018. Image: REUTERS

In the crackdown last year on Rohingya, several mass graves were discovered in northern Arakan State and among them, REUTERS carried an investigation on a mass graves of 10 Rohingya at Andang (Inn Dinn) village in Maungdaw Township. Earlier those 10 Rohingya were executed by Burmese brutal military and their corpses were abandoned in a mass grave.

The report was released in February 2017, and after the completion of working on the report in December both the journalists were trapped and arrested by Burmese police.

Read more on Media Denouncement on their Jail Sentence:

Rohingya Vision Denounces Burma’s Jail Sentence on Reuters Journalists, Choking Press Freedom

The two REUTERS journalist was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in a Burmese court by accusing them of violating a secret colonial law on 3rd September.

Immediate it outraged the whole media world and human right activists against this injustice act of Burmese government. And now Rohingya in camps also joined hands with them to do their part of work for Justice and Media freedom.

[Rohingya at Tenghali in Protest to Release REUTERS Journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo]

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