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20 June, Thursday

Jailed journalist of Reuters received Pulitzer Award

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Two Reuters reporters have been awarded one of journalism's most prestigious prizes while locked in a cell in Myanmar's most notorious prison, CNN reported.

On Monday in New York the Pulitzer Center handed its award for International Reporting to Reuters staff, with a special mention for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are serving seven years in Yangon's Insein Prison for "exposing state secrets."

The men led an explosive Reuters investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya men in the far western village of Inn Dinn -- part of a military-led campaign against the Muslim minority which began in 2017.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo say they were set up by a police officer posing as a source. They say that in late 2017, officers invited them to a secret meeting at a restaurant on the outskirts of Yangon and handed them documents.

Police swooped and arrested them with the classified information in their possession.

Now, as Myanmar's Supreme Court hears their final appeal against conviction, Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy announced that the pair had been inducted into the elite group of winners.

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