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>> It's 100 days since two Reuters journalist were detained in Myanmar on charges of possessing secret State documents. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo appeared in court on Wednesday for the 11th time since their arrest in December. They have told relatives they were arrested almost immediately after being handed some rolled up papers after they've been invited to a restaurant by two police officers they had never met before.
Since then life has changed drastically for their families. Wa Lone wife has recently discovered she is pregnant.>>
> The pair could face a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.
In a statement to Reuters President and Editor in Chief, Steven Adler said, they have been imprisoned in Myanmar since December 12th simply for doing their jobs as journalists. They should be in the newsroom, not in prison. Government spokespeople have declined to comment, citing the ongoing case. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men.
The Myanmar army later admitted its soldiers took part in the killing. The massacre took place during a military crackdown in August in Myanmar's western Rakhine state. That crackdown triggered the mass exodus of some 700,000 Rohingya muslims into neighboring Bangladesh. Seen the UN officials, western nations and advocates of press freedom have all called for the release of the journalist.