01.11.18

Sens. Coons, Tillis statement on Reuters journalists in Burma

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, released the following statement.

“As co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, we urge the Burmese government to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. By charging these journalists and continuing to restrict access to Rakhine State, Burmese authorities are impeding efforts to hold accountable the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. We reiterate our call on the Burmese government to respect the fundamental democratic value of press freedom.”

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