U.S. Department of State News: Burma Court Decision To Continue Trial of Reuters Journalists

U.S. Department of State News: Burma Court Decision To Continue Trial of Reuters Journalists

WASHINGTONU.S. Department of State today released the following statement:

We are saddened and disappointed by today’s court decision to proceed with charges against journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for their alleged violations of the Official Secrets Act.  This is a step backward for press freedom and raises questions about the rule of law in Burma.  Burma should allow these journalists to return to their families and continue their work as journalists.

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SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV