Reuters Journalists In Myanmar Convicted, Sentenced To 7 Years

Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on Monday. Foreign governments and human rights groups condemned the decision.

The journalists were convicted for violating a state secrets act. They were investigating violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya. Reuters’ editor-in-chief called it a sad day for press everywhere.

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