Leaders of the National Press Club expressed outrage about the Myanmar Supreme Court’s decision Monday to uphold the conviction of two Reuters reporters.
The journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, received the Club’s John Aubuchon Award for Press Freedom in 2018. They have also earned a Pulitzer Prize and UNESCO’s press freedom award, and they were recognized in Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue.
“We call on Myanmar’s president to reverse this travesty of justice,” said Club President Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak. “These men are heroes, not criminals.”