U.N. calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 5:40 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office called on Friday on Myanmar authorities to release two detained Reuters journalists, a day after they were denied bail.

"We repeat the calls for their immediate release and for the charges to be dropped," U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing. "We are alarmed at the serious erosion of freedom of expression in Myanmar."

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Peter Graff)