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Burma: Two Reuters Reporters Charged over Rohingya Reporting

HeadlineJan 11, 2018

In Burma, authorities have formally charged a pair of Reuters journalists with violating the Official Secrets Act, despite international condemnation over their arrests. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo appeared in court near Yangon Wednesday. They face up to 14 years if convicted on the colonial-era law. Last month, the two were arrested as they investigated the site of a mass grave in Rakhine State, where the United Nations says Burma’s government has led a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minority Muslim Rohingya.

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