YANGON, Myanmar – Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine at which they work were sentenced Thursday to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.
Hours after Shamshu Nahad gave birth to her second child, a beautiful baby girl, her husband was digging its grave.
YANGON, Myanmar – A journalist and his assistant who were imprisoned for filming inside a government office have been freed after an appeals court reduced their sentences from one year to three months.

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