Amnesty in Myanmar – level 2

13-05-2019 15:00

Myanmar’s president pardoned more than 6,500 prisoners last Tuesday and set them free. Two Reuters journalists were among them.

Police arrested the journalists and sent them to prison for seven years in 2017 for investigating the killings of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar.

The United Nations applauded the journalists’ release. The UN said that this shows that the Myanmarese government wants change into a democratic country.

Difficult words: pardon (set someone free), applaud (show that you are happy about something), release (setting someone free).

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