Myanmar Supreme Court to hear appeal of jailed Reuters reporters  
Occurred in Myanmar on March 24, 2019, at 11:45 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on March 24, 2019, at 4:00 PM in Myanmar

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The Supreme Court of Myanmar will hear an appeal by the lawyers of jailed Reuters news agency reporters Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone on March 26, according to a statement from Reuters seen by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The reporters are each serving seven-year sentences under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act for allegedly possessing and disseminating secret information sensitive to national security; they were originally sentenced on September 3, 2018, and have been in jail since December 12, 2017, according to CPJ reporting.

"Myanmar still has a chance to right the wrong committed against jailed Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo," said Shawn Crispin, CPJ's senior Southeast Asia representative. "We urge the Supreme Court to come down on the right side of justice by reversing their convictions and setting them free."

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