Amal Clooney comments on the release of her clients, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Amal Clooney represents Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters reporters who were detained in Myanmar for more than 500 days following their coverage of the treatment of Rohingya Muslims. On 7 May 2019, they were released. A statement from Mrs. Clooney can be found below:

“Since taking on this case over a year ago, I have witnessed incredible determination by Reuters, in particular editor-in-chief Steve Adler and Chief Counsel Gail Gove, in their pursuit of justice for their brave reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. It is inspiring to see a news organisation so committed to the protection of innocent men and the profession of journalism. It has been an honour to represent Reuters and the two journalists in this case and I hope that their release signals a renewed commitment to press freedom in Myanmar.” 

Amal Clooney

Counsel to Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and Reuters