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U.S. And World Governments Call For Release Of Detained Journalists In Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists have been detained since Dec. 12. The two had been reporting on the brutal military campaign against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined human rights groups and multiple governments Wednesday in calling for the release of two detained Reuters journalists in Myanmar.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been detained since Dec. 12 for allegedly violating a 1923 law called the Official Secrets Act and could face up to 14 years in prison.

"The arrest and continued detention of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

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