Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement condemning today’s unjust verdict against Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo:

“Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are guilty of nothing but reporting the facts about the horrific attacks on Burma’s Rohingya Muslim minority. This unjust verdict reaffirms that the Burmese government is complicit in the military’s atrocities. The U.S. should respond with more sanctions and a formal determination of genocide. We must act before it is too late.”