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Reuters Journalists Charged in Myanmar

Expand Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo leave court in a police van in Yangon, Myanmar, July 9, 2018. © 2018 Reuters A judge in Yangon formally charged two Reuters journalists on Monday for possessing confidential government documents in the latest blow to press freedom in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, detained for the past seven months during preliminary hearings, will now face trial for allegedly violating Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years. The judge decided to proceed to trial despite strong evidence for dismissal…

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