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    Myanmar Court Rejects Jailed Journalists’ Appeal

    Two Reuters reporters jailed for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act will remain in prison after a court found they’d presented insufficient evidence to prove their innocence. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are serving seven-year sentences for what critics claim are fabricated charges in retaliation for their reporting on Myanmar’s alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Human rights groups say the case represents the country’s broader crackdown on civic freedoms, while Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler called their prosecution “yet another injustice among many.”

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