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Reuters Journalists In Myanmar Convicted, Sentenced To 7 Years

The journalists were convicted for violating a state secrets act. They were investigating violence against Myanmar's Rohingya. Reuters' editor-in-chief called it a sad day for press everywhere.
Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on Monday. Foreign governments and human rights groups condemned the decision. Source: Ye Aung Thu

A court in Myanmar sentenced two journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents.

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, both Myanmar nationals and journalists for the Reuters news service, were arrested for violation of the country's Official Secrets Act, which dates back more than 90 years to its

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