The CSOs also called for the release of two police officers, one of whom testified last Friday at the trial, saying that a police team had “set up” the journalists.
Rakhine was experiencing “Bengali terrorism”, Wirathu said on Saturday as he emerged from a one-year preaching ban.
Tens of thousands of Catholics are expected to throng Yangon on Wednesday when Pope Francis will conduct Mass at Kyite Ka San Stadium.
Most of the families are Rohingyas returning from Bangladesh, having fled their homes several months ago during an intense military crackdown in and around Maungdaw.
“We would like to have access to all the people in need in order to do proper assessments, to help ease according to needs,” Peter Maurer said.
Protestors call for the arrest of local immigration chief for issuing national ID cards to 53 Rohingyas.