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US calls on Myanmar to release disappeared journalists

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for the “immediate release of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar.

Speaking on Friday, Mr Tillerson further called for “information as to the circumstances around their disappearances.”

The journalists, Wa Lone 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo 37, went missing on Tuesday after being invited to meet police officials over dinner in the northern outskirts of the city of Yangon.

The journalists had been working on stories about military crackdowns in the Rakhine state, reports Reuters.

The UN, UK, Sweden and Bangladesh amongst others also denounced the arrests.