Reuters reporters charged with breaching Myanmar secrecy law

Journalists dressed in black are seen next to police officers as they wait for the arrival of Reuters reporters Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone at a court in Yangon today. Members of the media covering the proceedings wore black in protest against the arrest of the duo, who were nabbed a month ago under the Official Secrets Act. – AFP pic, January 10, 2018.

TWO Reuters journalists were formally charged by police in a Myanmar court today with breaching a colonial-era secrecy law that carries up to 14 years in jail, despite calls for their immediate release.

Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested a month ago under the Official Secrets Act after they were allegedly given classified documents by two policemen over dinner.

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