February 2, 2018 / 10:41 AM / in 5 months

U.N. calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office called on Friday on Myanmar authorities to release two detained Reuters journalists, a day after they were denied bail.

Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone's is being escorted by police after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

“We repeat the calls for their immediate release and for the charges to be dropped,” U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing. “We are alarmed at the serious erosion of freedom of expression in Myanmar.”

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Peter Graff

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