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U.S. Officials Condemn Reuters Journalists' Convictions In Myanmar

Vice President Pence said the two journalists should be "commended — not imprisoned" for exposing human rights abuses in Myanmar. They were handed a seven-year prison sentence, inciting global outcry.
After being sentenced on Monday to seven years, Kyaw Soe Oo is escorted out of the courthouse by police. He and fellow Reuters journalist Wa Lone were accused of breaking a law on state secrets. Source: Ye Aung Thu

Vice President Pence joined a cacophony of voices condemning the imprisonment of two Reuters journalists who were investigating violence in Myanmar.

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were reporting on the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority in the mainly Buddhist country. They were arrested in December, accused of breaking a law on state secrets and sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison. They

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