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Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar lose appeal

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Friday, 11 January 2019 ()

Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar lose appealYangon, Myanmar (CNN)Myanmar's High Court has rejected the appeals of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for breaking the Official Secrets Act while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were sentenced to seven years in prison last September, a ruling that cast a pall over Myanmar's media community, and sparked increased international criticism of the country's de facto leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Outside the court room on Friday, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's lawyer Than Zaw Aung said he would discuss with the two reporters and their families whether they would take their appeal to the Supreme Court. The pair did not attend...
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A Myanmar court rejects the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Ryan Brooks reports.

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