Two journalists were investigating mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Now they have been sent to jail.

Two journalists were investigating mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. 
Now they have been sent to jail.

Two journalists arrested in Myanmar for collecting information on Rohingya repression have been convicted of violating state privacy law and sentenced them to seven years in prison.

On Monday, the District Court of Yangon announced the verdict. News Reuters.

At that time, the convicted journalist Ko Wai Lone (32) and Kayao Soei (28) were present in the court.



During the pronouncement of the verdict, Judge Yeh Louin said that the two journalists had violated the Official Secrets Act of the colonial era collecting and receiving confidential documents. For this, they were convicted and sentenced.

Reuters Chief Editor Stephen J. Adler said in an immediate reaction after the verdict, for Myanmar, Reuters journalist Wai Lone and Kia Soo for him and today's sad news for all media of the world.

It is to be noted that the two journalists, Ko Wai Lone and Kyaw Some were arrested on 12 December evening in the outskirts of Yangon. Then they took them for 15 days remand.

They collected some documents about the torture of the army on Rohingyas in the Rakhine state. That is why they were arrested under the Official Secrets Act. Both are Myanmar citizens Two journalists said they did not make any mistakes.

Reuters reported that the police arrested both of their reporters on the evening of December 12, calling them a dinner talker. After this, they have been accused of 'under the official secrets act'.

In 1923, when the detainee was convicted under the law, he has a provision of 14 years in prison

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