Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner, defends jailing of Reuters journalists

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner, defends jailing of Reuters journalists

NEWS: REUTERS BOSS CALLS FOR RELEASE OF JOURNALISTS IMPRISONED IN MYANMAR, SAYS TRIAL WAS A ‘SET-UP’X

The United Nations on Tuesday denounced continued harassment of journalists, through the implementation of a large number of “ill-defined” laws used to exert control over independent journalists.

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Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentence, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.

Asked how she felt about jailing journalists as a democratic leader, Suu Kyi said: “They were not jailed because they were journalists, they were jailed because… the court has decided that they have broken the Official Secrets Act.”

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