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Myanmar: Media workers imprisoned in crackdown on free expression

Headline Title:  Myanmar: Media workers imprisoned in crackdown on free expression 10 July 2014 The sentencing of five media workers in Myanmar each to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for “disclosing state secrets” makes today a dark day for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.A court in the town of Pakokku today handed down the sentences to four reporters and the CEO of the Unity newspaper – Lu Maw Naing, Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw, Sithu Soe and Tint San.They were arrested between 31 January and 1 February 2014 and charged with violating the Official…

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