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Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

January 11, 2019

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years for breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims lost an appeal against their conviction on Friday.

“The verdict orginally given was not wrong according to the law. The court decides to dismiss the appeal,” Aung Naing, the judge of Yangon Regional High Court said.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.