Two Reuters journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar. They were accused of divulging state secrets, according to the Agency.
The verdict was announced today, September 3, 2018. Both journalists had been detained since Dec 2017.
The reporters worked on the coverage of events related to the repression of the Muslim Rohingya. 12 December 2017 at one of the restaurants of Yangon, they received from two police officers a package of certain documents, after which he was immediately detained and charged with revealing state secrets. The journalists deny the guilt completely.
Condemning a court decision already made in the UN, the EU and several human rights organizations, which called the verdict illegal and called for the release of journalists.
Equal to the UN demanded to transfer to the criminal court case about the actions of the Myanmar military against the Muslim Rohingya.