Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone have spent more than a year behind bars [File: Thein Zaw/AP Photo]

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected an appeal by two Reuters news agency reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, in a case that rallied press freedom advocates.

Lawyers for Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had lodged the appeal in November against their conviction, citing

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