Yangon, Myanmar — Two Reuters journalists marked six months in custody on Tuesday for allegedly breaching a secrecy law while investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, as calls grow for the "spurious" case to be dropped. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo could face up to 14 years in prison under the Official Secrets Act for possessing material linked to security operations in crisis-hit Rakhine state. The case has dragged on for months of preliminary hearings and is widely seen as punishment for reporting on the military’s violent crackdown against the Rohingya minority. Most of the listed witnesses have testified, after which the court is expected to rule on whether the case will go to trial. The pair say that in December, police lured them to dinner at a Yangon restaurant and handed over documents. They were arrested shortly afterwards. Their description of events is backed up by a whistleblowing police officer, who testified that police were ordered to entrap the journalists. The ...

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