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3 Sep 2018

Journalists investigating violence against Rohingya jailed in Myanmar

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Last week, a UN investigation said charges of genocide should be brought against military officers in Myanmar over last year’s mass killings of Rohingya Muslims.

Now two Reuters journalists have been sent to prison for seven years, apparently for getting too close to the truth.

A judge found them guilty of trying to obtain secret documents, while they said they were set up by the police.