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ndcuffed, and escorted by police. Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were taken into court, Wednesday. The pair had been jailed since December, accused of obtaining secret government papers.>>
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> On Wednesday, the reporter's attorney argued the judge should throw out the case, saying there's not enough evidence to file charges.
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The prosecution argued against the dismissal, saying the documents the reporters had were secret and that the court could assume they intended to harm the security of the country. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo say they're innocent.>>
FOREIGN]
> Only if we have information and only if we know the answer to the disease, would we be able to solve the problems. I wanna say that media is important for the democracy that our country is working on.
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I want the people to understand this and want to tell them that I never betrayed the country.>> The journalist had been working on a Reuters investigation into the killing of ten Rohingya Muslim men in western Myanmar during an army crackdown that has sent nearly 700,000 people fleeing the country.
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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have told family they were arrested almost immediately after two policemen they had never met handed them some rolled up papers. They had been invited to meet the officers for dinner. Senior UN officials, western nations, and press freedom advocates have called for the release of the journalists.
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Prominent human rights attorney, Amal Clooney has also joined the case which has drawn global attention.>>
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>> The journalists could spend up to 14 years in prison if they're convicted.