A court in Myanmar has the appeal that two journalists from Reuters news agency in Myanmar against their conviction had appealed rejected.
The duo Mwa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo was given in september to seven years in prison imposed, because they are secret government documents in the hands of.
“It was a deserved punishment”, ruled the court Friday. The journalists would be unethical to have acted, and are not held to journalistic codes, according to the court.
Reuters let in a statement to know that the journalists injustice is done to them. “They remain but one reason stuck: the people in power want their crimes to orgasm.”
“The report is not a crime,” says a director of the news agency. “Until they are released, there is no press freedom in Myanmar.” The journalists are still against this decision in appeal.
Journalists could be illegal documents have won
They would in their investigation into crimes allegedly committed by government forces against members of the moslimminderheid Rohingya illegal documents have won.
The duo, originally from Myanmar, met in the framework of their investigations in december 2017, a few police officers. This pushed them in the occasion of paper in his hand. Immediately thereafter they were arrested.
The pair insists it framed. Their condemnation is worldwide strongly condemned, but remains standing.
Right Myanmar condemns Reuters journalists to seven years in prison
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