An international media rights group has condemned the arrest and prison sentences given to two Burmese journalists for filming in the new capital, Pyinmana.
The Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday the three-year prison sentences imposed on the men, Ko Thar Cho and Ko Kyaw Thwin, is a travesty of justice.
It said Burma's military government uses the law to crush any attempt at journalism.
The journalists were arrested in late March after filming and taking photos of the new capital.
The New-York based group says both journalists have appealed their sentence, arguing that they did not shoot footage of restricted areas.