Myanmar authorities charge Reuters journalists with obtaining state secrets

Myanmar prosecutors said Wednesday that two Reuters journalists have been charged with obtaining state secrets. Journalists Wal Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on December 12, 2017, while investigating the government’s crackdown on the Rohingya minority group in the nation’s Rakhine region. They were reportedly invited to meet with police officers in a restaurant. Police officers gave the journalists some documents, and both journalists, along with two police officers, were arrested soon after. Prosecutors charged the journalists with possession…

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