Myanmar jails journalists for ten years

Jul 10, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 27: Myanmar President U Thein Sein meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People on June 27, 2014 in in Beijing, China. U Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30. Credit Pool/Getty Images
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Myanmar has sentenced four journalists and a magazine publisher to 10 years in prison violating the nation's State Secrets Act. Executive Editor Tint San and four reporters of the Unity Journal were arrested in January this year after they ran a report about a suspected chemical and weapon factory in northern Myanmar.