Myanmar’s High Court rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists jailed last year on charges of violating the country’s colonial-era secrets law. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were sentenced in September to seven years in prison by a district court after a months-long trial in which a key prosecution witness admitted in court that their arrests were a setup. The two journalists were reporting on the situation of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled violence in the country.
Source: Washington Post
Posted on: January 11, 2019