What Is The Official Secrets Act? Journalists Arrested In Myanmar

Authorities in Myanmar sought to press charges against two Reuters journalists during a Wednesday court appearance. Prosecutors want to charge Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, under the country’s Official Secrets Act. Both reporters were arrested Dec. 12. The Official Secrets Act is a British law dating back to 1923, according to the International Center for Not for Profit Law (ICNL).

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