Jailed Myanmar reporters face trial decision


Two jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar are awaiting a key hearing in their case.

Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo will find out this month whether they are to be charged under Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a penalty of up to 14 years jail time.

The journalists were detained in December and have been refused bail during the pre-trial period. They are accused of obtaining classified documents relating to killings in Rakhine state during a military crackdown in 2017.

For more information, read this Guardian report about the case.

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