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GOVERMENTS, UNITED NATIONS, POLYPITIANS:
Waelone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who did not plead innocent after the charges on Monday, were arrested at the end of last year. When they were arrested, they had investigated the murder of 10 Muslim Rohingya men and young men in a small town in the west Rakhine state of Myanmar. In Myanmar, the court's ruling, which has become a ground-breaking case of media freedoms, has attracted worldwide interest and led to new demands for the journalists' releases.
Below you will find commentaries from government, non-governmental organisations, groups on humankind and journalists from all over the world: The United States embassy in Yangon said it was "deeply disappointed" by the verdict. - A spokesperson for the European Union demanded that the prosecution be dismissed and the journalists released immediately.
"Today's ruling is threatening Myanmar's basic liberties, free press and the right of the general population to information. - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres once again demanded the freeing of reporters and the right to free speech and information, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a declaration.
- Denmark's Yangon ambassador said the two rapporteurs had done "a great job in uncovering horrors committed by police and Rakhine natives at the Inn Din in Rakhine state. - As a group of senior writers, press managers and journalist International Press Institute said: - PEN America, which presented Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo with the PEN/Berbey Freedom to Write Award 2018, said the ruling was a "grave disappointment".
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