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Simon Lewis

UK's Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on 'justice and accountability' for Rohingya

Sep 20 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar must ensure there is "no hiding place" for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country's reputation, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

Sep 17 2018

YANGON At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information. | Video

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters' case was independent

Sep 07 2018

YANGON Myanmar's government spokesman said on Friday a court that convicted two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act was independent and followed due process, after international calls for the pair to be released.

Wives of Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar call for their release

Sep 04 2018

YANGON The wives of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar jailed for seven years on official secrets charges insisted on Tuesday that the men were innocent and called for them to be released and reunited with their young families as soon as possible. | Video

Breite Kritik an Haftstrafe für zwei Reuters-Reporter in Myanmar

Sep 03 2018

Rangun Die Haftstrafe für zwei Reuters-Journalisten in Myanmar stößt weltweit auf harsche Kritik und löst Skepsis über die Bemühungen des südostasiatischen Landes um mehr Demokratie aus.

Reuters reporter says Myanmar police planted 'secret' papers

Jul 23 2018

YANGON A jailed Reuters reporter told a court in Myanmar on Monday that documents he is accused of breaking state secrets laws to obtain were planted by a police officer, who handed him papers he had not sought in order to entrap him. The officer had then lied to the court about what happened, he said.

U.N. readies to send experts to Myanmar's Rakhine after Rohingya return deal: official

Jul 12 2018

YANGON The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar's Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the regional head of the U.N. development agency said on Thursday.

The shock troops who expelled the Rohingya from Myanmar

Jun 27 2018

By Simon Lewis, Zeba Siddiqui, Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall

Exclusive: Myanmar rejects citizenship reform at private Rohingya talks

Jun 26 2018

YANGON A senior Myanmar official has told Western diplomats that a proposal to review a citizenship law that effectively renders most Rohingya Muslims stateless could not be implemented, five people present at the meeting in Denmark in early June told Reuters.

Insurgents in Myanmar kill 19 in attack near China border: official

May 12 2018

MYITKYINA, Myanmar Ethnic insurgents in Myanmar killed 19 people, including four members of the security forces, in a major attack near the main border gate with China early on Saturday, a government spokesman said.

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