Myanmar journalists sentenced for alleged national security violations

[JURIST] A provincial court in Myanmar [BBC backgrounder] on Thursday sentenced four journalists and the chief executive from the Unity Journal [media website, in Burmese] to a 10-year prison sentence and hard labor for publishing a story in January in violation of the national State Secrets Act, a British colonial law dating back to the 1920s. The report alleged the Myanmar military had seized a sizable amount of land in the central Magwe region of the county for the purpose…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/07/myanmar-journalists-sentenced-for-alleged-national-security-violations.php

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