Thousands of Rohingya refugees joined a rally to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh, demanding that Myanmar grant them their citizenship and other rights before they return.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who've been behind bars since December 2017, were convicted of possessing classified documents relating to security operations in Rakhine during a brutal military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
The two Reuters journalists were convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
Rohingya Muslims were killed intentionally by the security forces of Myanmar after accusing them of being member of insurgent groups. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said polices and soldiers will be put on trial.
Myanmar court remand Reuters journalists in custody for another 14 days. The two journalist were arrested while working on Reuters coverage of a crisis in the western state of Rakhine, from where Rohingya Muslims have fled.
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