Journalist lawyer arrested in Myanmar questions evidence

Journalist lawyer arrested in Myanmar questions evidence

Than Zaw Aung said a message was sent from one of the journalists' cell phone minutes after the device was confiscated by police.

Defense said evidence may be 'corrupted'Reuters / Ann Wang / 29.5.2018Evidence that Myanmar police say they obtained on the cell phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents could be "corrupted" because at least one phone was used after it was confiscated, a defense lawyer said on Tuesday ( 28).A message from WhatsApp was sent from journalist Wa Lone's cell phone after he and Reuters colleague Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on December 12 and held incommunicado on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, the defense told court.Police Major Aung Kyaw San, who said he and other police officers examined the phones, told the court that he was unaware of the WhatsApp switch and did not know who used the phones prior to their handover to investigators on December 14.See tooMyanmar police describe 'ambush' to arrest reporterMyanmar: Court Accepts Testimony on Reporter's IncriminationMyanmar police describe 'ambush' to arrest reporterMyanmar: Court Acc...


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