Five journalists jailed for 10 years over Myanmar stories 

July 10, 2014 6:51 PM

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Five journalists jailed for 10 years over Myanmar stories 

YANGON, Myanmar — Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.

The court sentenced the five men for violating the 1923 Burma State Secrets Act pertaining to trespassing in a prohibited area with prejudicial purpose. The law was enacted when Myanmar was a British colony called Burma.

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