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Suu Kyi justifies jailing of two Reuters journalists

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Myanmar's de facto leader Aung Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and pleaded that they had broken the law and their conviction had "nothing to do with freedom of expression at all".

She made this observation addressing an international economics conference in Vietnam on Thursday. She stated that the case against the international news agency journalists upheld the rule of law. Many critics had not actually read the verdict.

She said:"They were not jailed because they were journalists, they were jailed because the court has decided that they have broken the Official Secrets Act. The two had "every right to appeal against the judgement and to point out why the judgement was wrong".

The two mediamen were sentenced to seven years in prison on 3 September for violating the state secrets act while investigating a massacre of Rohingya men by the military at a village called Inn Din in Rakhine state.

 

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