Hight Court rules Reuters journalists can appeal

22 November 2018
Hight Court rules Reuters journalists can appeal
Reuters journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted out of the Insein township court in Yangon, Myanmar, 03 September 2018. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar's High Court has ruled that two jailed Reuters reporters can appeal their convictions on charges of violating the country's law that prohibits the gathering of secret documents to help an enemy, VOA reported.

The appeal cited evidence police framed the journalists and a lack of proof of a crime.

Legal advisor of the Norway-based Asian Human Rights Commission, U Min Lwin Oo, said in an interview with VOA Burmese the journalists will attend another hearing at which the judge will likely acquit them or reduce their sentences, which would probably trigger another appeal.