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Myanmar Sentences Five Journalists to 10 Years in Prison

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has sentenced four journalists and a magazine publisher to 10 years in prison violating the nation's State Secrets Act. Executive Editor Tint San and four reporters of the Unity Journal were arrested in January this year after they ran a report about a suspected chemical and weapon factory in northern Myanmar. Defense lawyer Kyaw Lin told VOA's Burmese service he hopes the verdict will eventually be reversed on appeal. "We can still appeal...

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