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YANGON - Myanmar jailed five journalists to 10 years in prison with hard labour Thursday over a report accusing the military of producing chemical weapons, a sentence denounced by campaigners as "outrageously harsh". 

Newspapers with a black front page (L) are displayed at a stall in Yangon on April 11, 2014

The reporters for the Unity Weekly News were convicted by a court in central Magway region under the former junta-run country's official secrets act, amid concerns that Myanmar is backsliding on press freedoms.

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