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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Reuters journalists reject appeal to Supreme Court


The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal petition against the reprieve of two journalists in Myanmar. Those two journalists were sentenced to seven years imprisonment for breaking the official privacy law. This phenomenon, discussed, questioned the move to change Myanmar's democracy path. Today's news agency Reuters reported that Naypyodaya Supreme Court Judge So Thong rejected the appeal of two journalists, saying they had been sentenced to seven years in prison, their decision was rejected, their appeal was dismissed. Two journalists were not present in court hearing today. In December of 2007, Wai Lone (33) and Kia Saw Oook (29), two Reuters journalists were arrested while investigating the murder of 10 Rohingya men and boys. They have been in prison for more than 16 months. Report of the involvement, involvement of the army and the looting of the two Rohingya journalists, won the Pulitzer Prize last week.

On behalf of the two journalists, their lawyers said in the application that there is lack of evidence and evidence of crime happening on the police.

In the Rakhine state, they collected some documents and documents during the gathering of the country's oppression of the Rohingya Muslims. They were detained at a dinner hosted by the police on the outskirts of the city of Yangon. Yangon District Judge Court sentenced two journalists to seven years imprisonment in September last year for violating the state secret law. In January this year, the Yangon High Court upheld the appeal of the two journalists.

In a statement today, Reuters Chief Counsel Gayle Gov said, "Wai lone and Kia São did not commit any crime. There is no evidence that they committed any crime. Rather they have been caught in the court order to raise the truth. We will continue to do what we need to get rid of them as soon as possible. '
Meanwhile, the government spokesman was asked to comment on this, but he did not respond.

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