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Chit Su Win waits for her daughter alone. Since her husband, a Reuters reporter, was arrested in Myanmar a year ago, she's been taking care of their three year old child by herself.>>
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> They were being responsible as journalists, revealing the state's crimes and letting people know.>> That's being echoed by the international community, with world leaders and activists calling for their release.>> Journalists like Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are the heroes of our generation, and we must all do everything we can to protect them.
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So I tell her, he loves you so much, that's why he's working at the prison.>> Journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were in the middle of an investigation when they were arrested. They we're looking into the killing of ten Rohinga Men and boys in a village in Rakhine State.
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In September, Yangon court found them guilty of breaching the colonial era official secrets act. That verdict has sparked international outcry. The two were sentenced to seven years in jail. For Chit Su Win every passing day has been a struggle.>> When I wake up, I turn over to where he would be sleeping to wake him up but he's not there.
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>> Wa Lone has an even younger daughter. She was born during his year of incarceration, and now he can only see her through a barrier a few times a week.>>
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>> Family members say the two were unfairly arrested.>>
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>> I'm a journalist, I never do anything wrong.>> The prosecution of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have become a landmark press freedom case in Myanmar, in a test of the nation's transition to democratic governance. The United States has accused the country of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.
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UN investigators have said Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes with quote genocidal intent. On February 8th, Reuters published its investigation into the massacre with the blessing of the two jailed journalists. The report has prompted international demands for a credible probe into wider bloodshed in Rakhine.