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2 Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after over 500 days in jail

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2 Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

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The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe, 29, had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail.

Media report however said that the case raised questions about Myanmar’s progress toward democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and human rights advocates.

They were released under a presidential amnesty for 6,520 prisoners.

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