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Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar released after over 500 days

(CNN)Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar under the country's Official Secrets Act for reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians have been freed after more than 500 days.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo walked free Tuesday from Yangon's Insein jail, amid a gaggle of reporters, just weeks after their final appeal was quashed. The pair, who received this year's Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, have been locked up since December 2017, when they were charged under the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act for allegedly disseminating secret information sensitive to national security.The two men were released as part of an amnesty of 6,520 prisoners by the country's President Win Myint.As he left the prison, Wa Lone thanked supp ...