This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the verdict given in the case of the Reuters reporters Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo and their sentencing to seven years’ imprisonment.
The wife of former police captain U Moe Yan Naing says her husband continues to worry the authorities’ actions against him will discourage others from revealing the truth
Many local groups have expressed disappointment in the verdict, calling on the govt to release the pair in accordance with the Constitution, press freedom and democracy.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses why the verdict announcement was postponed and legal technicalities which say they shouldn’t be prosecuted.
Two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret govt papers appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday.