After six months of preliminary hearings, a Myanmar court decided to charge two Reuters journalists under the Official Secrets Act.
The prosecution alleges that the two, who were reporting on a massacre of 10 Rohingya men and boys, collected and obtained secret documents about security forces with the intent to harm national security. That’s bullshit. We’ve already heard in court from the police that they were ordered to plant the documents and entrap the reporters. A court witness also testified that the documents were already published in the mainstream press. FFS. And oh, ASSK, who relied on journalists to communicate with the outside world in all those years of house arrest is still silent on the matter.