Prosecutors in Myanmar have charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency with violating the country's Official Secrets Act. The reporters had been covering the Rohingya refugee crisis in the western state of Rakhine.
Two Reuters journalists arrested in December have been formally charged with violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. If convicted under the colonial-era British law, the two men could face up to 14 years in prison.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who had been investigating the massacre of Rohingya in Rakhine state, were convicted last week of collecting state secrets by a court in Yangon. Suu Kyi's response to the crisis has been slammed.
The ruling on two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar on suspicion of violating a state secrets act had been expected on Monday. The judge had apparently become ill.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were convicted of collecting state secrets by a court in Yangon. They had been investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya in Rakhine. The UN condemned the ruling, demanding the reporters' release.
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