Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence

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Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years In Prison After Myanmar Brings Formal Charges

- npr.org
10 Jan 2018
Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years In Prison After Myanmar Brings Formal Charges : The Two-Way Prosecutors say the two men violated Myanmar's Official Secrets Act in rheir reporting. The case, which comes as Myanmar stands accused of ethnic cleansing, has drawn widespread criticism.

Myanmar charges two Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

10 Jan 2018
Bangkok, January 10, 2018--Prosecutors in Myanmar today charged two Reuters reporters with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to news reports . The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the criminal indictment and called on the authorities to drop the charges and release the reporters.
- cpj.org

Myanmar charges two Reuters journalists with violating law after acquiring 'secret papers

- nationalpost.com
10 Jan 2018
"These criminal charges represent a giant step backward for press freedom in Myanmar," said Shawn Crispin, the group's senior Southeast Asia representative. "The jailing of journalists shows that Aung San Suu Kyi's government, despite its democratic mandate, is following in the repressive footsteps of her military government predecessors. And by targeting a high-profile ...

Myanmar charges Reuters reporters covering Rohingya

10 Jan 2018
"We are extremely disappointed that the authorities seek to prosecute Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under Myanmar's Official Secrets Act," said Stephen J Adler, president and editor-in-chief of Reuters. "We view this as a wholly unwarranted, blatant attack on press freedom."
- aljazeera.com

Prosecution goes ahead with 'Official Secrets' charges against journalists

- dvb.no
10 Jan 2018
Having been remanded for a second 14-day period at a hearing last month, the case of two Reuters journalists began in earnest on Wednesday at Yangon's Northern District Court, with the prosecution confirming that charges under Burma's Official Secrets Act would be brought against them.

EU calls on Myanmar to free Reuters journalists

10 Jan 2018
"Having heard the charges brought under the Official Secrets Act of 1923, we continue to expect the Myanmar authorities to ensure the full protection of these journalists' rights and to release them as quickly as possible," an EU spokesman said, adding that EU envoys had been present in court.
- republika.co.id
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