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Myanmar judge convicts two Reuters reporters in landmark secrets case

Updated : September 03, 2018 09:57:08 IST

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
The reporters had told the court two police officials handed them papers at a north Yangon restaurant moments before other officers arrested them on December 12, in what one police witness testified was a set-up to entrap the journalists.
Myanmar judge convicts two Reuters reporters in landmark secrets case
Published : September 03, 2018 09:57 AM IST

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