Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy. “They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” Supreme Court… Read More Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s Supreme Court to rule on appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than 16 months in detention since they were arrested in December… Read More Myanmar’s Supreme Court to rule on appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar court hears arguments in jailed Reuters reporters’ appeal case

A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty in September after a trial at a Yangon district court in a landmark case that has raised questions… Read More Myanmar court hears arguments in jailed Reuters reporters’ appeal case

Time Magazine names slain Saudi journalist, jailed Reuters reporters, others as ‘Person of the Year’

Time on Tuesday presented its “Person of the Year” honor to a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as the magazine warned the ideal of truth as critical to democracy is under assault. The publication also honored the founder of a Philippines… Read More Time Magazine names slain Saudi journalist, jailed Reuters reporters, others as ‘Person of the Year’

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal verdict of their sentence in Secrets Act case

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act. The appeal cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. “We filed an appeal … because the trial court’s ruling was wrong,”… Read More Jailed Reuters journalists appeal verdict of their sentence in Secrets Act case

Myanmar judge sentences Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to seven years imprisonment

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said 32-year-old Wa Lone and 28-year-old Kyaw Soe Oo… Read More Myanmar judge sentences Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to seven years imprisonment

Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone testifies in Myanmar court

A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague. In the first detailed account to the court from either… Read More Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone testifies in Myanmar court