Reuters has published a detailed investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya men by Myanmar soldiers and villagers, that it says led to the detention of two of its reporters.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were charged with illegal possession of state secrets while reporting on the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state. They are currently awaiting trial behind bars.
According to Reuters’ special report, published Thursday, Myanmar soldiers detained and executed 10 Rohingya men and teenage boys with the help of local Buddhist villagers in Rakhine state’s Inn Din village on Sept. 2. Since August, more than 688,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority have been displaced from northern Rakhine into Bangladesh, fleeing a campaign of violence by Myanmar’s military that top U.N. officials have called “ethnic cleansing” with “elements of genocide.”
“The Reuters investigation of the Inn Din massacre was what prompted Myanmar police authorities to arrest two of the …
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