On the sidelines of an Asia summit in Singapore, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “multiple times” on Wednesday to pardon two Reuters journalists jailed in her country, a senior White House official said.

In December 2017, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in Yangon. They were found guilty in September of breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act in June and sentenced to seven years of prison. The two reporters were investigating the massacre of ten Rohingya Muslim men and have been in custody ever since.

The White House official, however, declined to comment on Myanmar leader’s response in the closed-door meeting.

 

Source: News Agencies