YANGON, Myanmar | Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

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YANGON, Myanmar  —Jan 11, 2019— A court in Myanmar has rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.

Judge Aung Naing said Friday that lawyers for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo failed to submit enough evidence to prove their innocence.
The men were convicted for having government documents in their possession.

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