Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo is escorted by Myanmar police outside the northern district court in Yangon. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP / Getty Images
The backdrop: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested while covering the brutal Rohingya crisis, and accused of breaking Myanmar's Colonial-era Official Secrets Act. They are facing a maximum sentence of 14 years.
Reuters president and editor-in-chief, Stephen Adler said in a statement: "We believe the court proceedings will demonstrate their innocence and Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo will be able to return to their jobs reporting on events in Myanmar."