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Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

AP  |  Yangon 

A court in has rejected the appeal of two journalists convicted of violating the country's Secrets Act, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.

said Friday that lawyers for and Kyaw Soe Oo failed to submit enough evidence to prove their innocence.

The men were convicted for having government documents in their possession. They were arrested on December 12, 2017, in the country's main city, Yangon, immediately after having a meal to which police officers had invited them.

They and their supporters say they were framed by police because of displeasure over their reporting on the brutal crackdown by security forces on minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:55 IST