Burma: Press Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Christine Jardine Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Myanmar government regarding the imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

​Government Ministers have repeatedly called for the immediate release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo since their arrest in December 2017. The Foreign Secretary called their conviction and sentencing on 3 September "an unconscionable blow to press freedom" and committed to raising their case with Burmese representatives. I called for their release in my conversation with Burma's Minister for International Cooperation on 17 August.

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