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Los Angeles Times reported "Myanmar judge rejects the appeal of two jailed Reuters reporters" on Friday

[] Reporting is not a crime, and until Myanmar rights this terrible wrong, the press in Myanmar is not free, and Myanmar’s commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt Activists say the decision Friday will only reinforce the belief the case against the journalists was a sham The reporters face seven-year terms for breaking the country's Official Secrets Act. Human rights groups say Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are being punished for their reporting on the killing of ethnic Rohingya by government forces.

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Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists pic.twitter.com/2Hh778Klx4 Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 10, 2019 In September last year, a Yangon district court sentenced Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to seven years in prison for illegal possession of official documents, sparking an international outcry from activists and diplomats in a case seen by many as a test of Myanmar's fledgling democracy

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters In their appeal arguments made last month, defense lawyers had cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime They told the appeal court the lower court that tried the case had wrongly placed the burden of proof on the defendants The operation sent more than 730,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh, according to United Nations' estimates

Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar lose appeal Yet still, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years in prison As well as accusing the international media of biased coverage of the Rohingya crisis, ministers in Suu Kyi's government have called on domestic journalists to protect the reputation of the country

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters In their appeal arguments made last month, defence lawyers had cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime The operation sent more than 730,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh, according to United Nations’ estimates Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Myanmar court rejects Reuters reporters' appeal Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted in September in a landmark case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and human rights advocates Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles