Detained in Myanmar

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone talks to reporters after a court...

Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

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Myanmar journalists take part in a demonstration demanding the release of detained Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, in Yangon, Myanmar February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

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Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives at the court in Yangon, Myanmar

EU calls on Myanmar to free Reuters journalists

The European Union called on the Myanmar authorities to release two Reuters journalists after a court hearing in Yangon on Wednesday at which prosecutors sought charges against them under the Official Secrets Act.

Reuters reporter Wa Lone talks to reporters as he leaves court in Yangon

Two Reuters reporters due in court in Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Wednesday, when prosecutors could request that charges be filed against them over an accusation they broke the country's Official Secrets Act.

FILE PHOTO: Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo pose for a picture...

Friends of detained Reuters reporter pray for his release

Friends of Reuters reporter Wa Lone gathered on Sunday at one of the main Buddhist pagodas in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon to pray for his release from prison, where he has been held with a colleague on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act.