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May 29, 2020

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issues statement 9/2018

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a statement yesterday on convictions of Reuter reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
The statement 9/2018 said it is now learnt that the two of them have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by Yangon Northern District Court. According to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law, the Commission has no particular comment on the sentencing of the two journalists.
However, there have been serious criticisms and comments both domestically and internationally.
In the statement, the commission urged the Government to seriously consider all aspects in the larger interest of the country, at the same time to provide basic human rights to the two journalists including the right to appeal and to consult their lawyers.—Myanmar News Agency

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