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U.S. says Myanmar journalists' sentences 'send wrong message'

Jul 19, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, which has made a priority of improving relations with Myanmar, said on Friday it was "very concerned" by reports that four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced to 10 years' hard labor there this month.The sentences sent "the wrong message about Burmas commitment to freedom of expression, including for the press," a State Department spokesman said. Myanmar is also know as Burma."The Burmese government has made tremendous progress in the last three years, working to develop an environment conducive to free, fair and in...

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