Protesters took to downtown Rangoon on Sunday calling for the public’s right to information and the freedom of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
The Monday conviction of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have triggered protests country-wide, with media denouncing the sentence of seven years jail time with hard labour.
Pan Ei Mon and Chit Su Win have demanded their convicted husbands are immediately released, after they were sentenced to seven years imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act on Monday.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years prison after being found guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act.
A Yangon court set 27 August as the verdict date in the case of the detained Reuters journalists, after both prosecution and defence submitted their closing statements.
A police witness did not turn up to court on Tuesday in the ongoing case against two Reuters reporters.