An international news freedom advocacy group says it is outraged at the three-year prison sentences imposed on two Burmese journalists for filming in the new capital, Pyinmana.
Reporters Without Borders said today that two journalists, Thaung Sein and Ko Moe Htun were arrested on March 23rd after filming and taking photos of the new capital.
It said they were sentenced the following day at the Yamaethin district court. The organization says the journalists' lawyer plans to appeal the ruling.
The Paris-based group says the sentencing reflects the paranoia of the military regime. It warned that such behavior will prevent Burmese and international media from working in Pyinmana.
The organization is calling for the immediate release of the journalists.