Amnesty in Myanmar – level 3

13-05-2019 15:00

Last Tuesday, Myanmar’s president, Win Myint, released more than 6,500 prisoners and granted them amnesty.

People confirmed that among those pardoned were Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Before police arrested them in 2017, they were investigating the killings of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s government. Later, police convicted them to seven years in prison.

The United Nations applauded the journalists’ release, saying that it shows that the Myanmarese government wants a transition to democracy.

Difficult words: amnesty (an official pardon), applaud (show that you are happy about something).

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