Reuters' Myanmar Journalists Lose Appeal

Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar lost their appeal Friday against their conviction and seven-year jail sentences. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. The judge who upheld the conviction said the journalists' lawyers did not provide sufficient evidence to prove their innocence.  "It was a suitable punishment," High Court Judge Aung Naing said of the sentence. The men say they were arrested in a setup by police intended to inhibit reporting on a massacre of Rohingya, a minority Muslim group. Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler said, in a statement, that the two men "remain behind bars for one reason: those in power sought to silence the truth." Adler said,"Reporting is not a crime, and until Myanmar rights this terrible wrong, the press in Myanmar is not free, and Myanmar's commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt." ​State Department... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Reuters' Myanmar Journalists Lose Appeal, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Reuters' Myanmar Journalists Lose Appeal


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