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4 journalists get 10 years of hard labor in Myanmar

  • Media watchdogs and human rights groups have slammed the Myanmar government after four journalists along with an executive working for a magazine in Yangon were sentenced to 10 years of hard labor on the charges of violating state secrets.

    The journalists Sithu Soe, Lu Maw Naing, Yazar Soe and Paing Thet Kyaw and executive Tint San were all employees of the periodical Unity Weekly, which has been shut down.

    In January the current affairs magazine had carried stores alleging that the country’s military was seeking to manufacture chemical weapons.

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