Naypyitaw — Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy. “They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” supreme court judge Soe Naing told the court in the capital, Naypyitaw. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have spent more than 16 months in detention since they were arrested in December 2017 while working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys. Lawyers for the reporters had appealed to the supreme court, citing lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pair were set up by police. A policeman told a lower court in 2018 that officers had planted secret documents on the two reporters. A district court judge in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, found the two journalists guilty under the Official Secrets Act last ...

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