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Jailing of reporters fuels fears for Myanmar's democracy

Suu Kyi stays silent over journalists uncovering Rohingya killings

Reuters journalist Wa Lone leaves a Yangon court after receiving a sentence of seven years in prison.   © Reuters

YANGON -- The guilty verdicts and prison sentences delivered here Monday against two Reuters reporters investigating the Rohingya crisis sparked outrage in the international community, which slammed a failure of civil freedoms in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar.

A district court in Yangon convicted Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, sentencing them to seven years in prison.

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