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Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) gives a thumbs up as he is escorted by police into the court in Yangon for his ongoing trial on March 21, 2018. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

A Myanmar court on Wednesday (11) rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, even as seven soldiers were given lengthy sentences for their role in the killings. Reporters Wa Lone, 32 and, Kyaw Soe Oo, 27 were detained in December and accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations in conflict-hit Rakhine state. Detained Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (C) is escorted by police to a court in Yangon in his continuing trial on February 14, 2018. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)…

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