Myanmar: Journos to Jail

From NYT

“Myanmar took a giant step away from democracy last week when a court sentenced five journalists to 10 years in prison with hard labor for reporting news that the government did not The journalists were charged with threatening national security. Their conviction followed reporting in the weekly news journal Unity in January on the military’s seizure of farmland for construction of a chemical weapons facility.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department’s top human rights official on Wednesday accused Myanmar authorities of resorting to police state tactics after five journalists from a weekly magazine got 10 years of hard labor for a disputed story about a weapons factory.


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