Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who've been behind bars since December 2017, were convicted of possessing classified documents relating to security operations in Rakhine during a brutal military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have spent more than 16 months in detention since they were arrested in December 2017 while investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in Rakhine state.
The two Reuters journalists were convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
Time magazine names journalists, including slain writer Jamal Khashoggi and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar, as its "Person of the Year," in a cover story headlined "The Guardians and the War on Truth."
A judge in Myanmar says he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of the two Reuters journalists who were accused of possessing state secrets. The pair were investigating violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Wa Lone are accused of possessing sensitive material linked to army operations in Rakhine state. The pair were working on the atrocities committed against Muslim Rohingya, of whom 700,000 have fled to Bangladesh.
Reporters Wa Lone, 32 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27 were detained in December and accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations in conflict-hit Rakhine state.
The report by Reuters lays out events leading up to the killing of 10 Rohingya men from Inn Din village in Rakhine state who were buried in a mass grave after being hacked to death or shot.
The two reporters, whose application for bail was declined at the last hearing, have now been in detention for eight weeks, first in police custody and then in Yangon's notorious Insein prison.
Myanmar court remand Reuters journalists in custody for another 14 days. The two journalist were arrested while working on Reuters coverage of a crisis in the western state of Rakhine, from where Rohingya Muslims have fled.
The arrests are the latest sign of withering press freedoms in the country and come a month after a crew of journalists working for TRT World was sentenced to two months in jail for being in possession of an "unlicensed" drone.
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