Reuters journalists to remain in Myanmar jail after losing appeal

Reuters journalists to remain in Myanmar jail after losing appeal

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo jailed for seven years for breaching country’s Official Secrets Act

The two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for their reporting on the violence against the Rohingya in Rahkine state have lost their appeal, with the court upholding their guilty verdict and lengthy prison sentences.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had each been handed prison sentences of seven years in September after they were found guilty of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act after it was claimed they were in possession of classified documents.

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