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UN, EU call for reporters’ release in Myanmar

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that she was “shocked” by Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists for seven years and called for their immediate release. “The trial was a travesty of justice,” she told reporters on her first day as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Also, the European Union (EU)’s foreign policy service said the sentences “should be reviewed and the two journalists be released immediately and unconditionally”.

A spokesman for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said: “We are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing and we call for the journalists to be released immediately.”

The case has sparked an outcry among the international community.

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