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Myanmar's top court has rejected the final appeal of two broad as journalists sentenced to seven years jail last year while loan and chill so who were imprisoned for breaking the country's colonial era official secrets act in a landmark case that's raised questions about the country's transition to democracy the Supreme Court justice told a court on Tuesday quote this decision stands on the appeal is rejected without elaborating on the decision while loan and Chelsea whose wives were at the court when you said I double I'm feeling so sad that the court rejected our appeal it did not meet our expectations we want to mystic about the verdicts we expected to see something that's on the two reporters have now spent more than sixteen months in detention they were arrested in December twenty seventeen while working on an investigation into the killing of ten were hinge of Muslim men and boys lawyers for the reporters had appealed to the Supreme Court citing lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pay was set up by police a policeman told a lower court last year at the offices had planted secret documents on the two reporters their imprisonment has sparked an outcry from press freedom activists western diplomats and world leaders it's added to pressure on me and my leader I'm some to cheat the noble laureate who took power in twenty sixteen road is chief counsel guy %HESITATION Goethe said in a statement after the appeal was rejected what I learned in chill so who did not commit any crime bill was there any proof that they did instead they were victims of a police set up to silence the truth for reporting we will continue to do all we can to free them as soon as possible I me and my government spokesman did not answer calls from Reuters seeking comment