Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone are serving a seven-year sentence for violating Myanmar’s colonial Official Secrets Act [Thein Zaw/AP]
Two jailed reporters for the Reuters news agency have won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for revealing the massacre of 10 Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been jailed for 490 days in Myanmar for their role in uncovering the killings, won the prestigious award for international reporting on Monday.
They were arrested in December 2017 and are serving a seven-year sentence for violating the country’s colonial Official Secrets Act.
“I’m thrilled that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues have been recognised for their extraordinary, courageous coverage,” Reuters