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Myanmar judge allows documents police say came from Reuters reporters' phones

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YANGON A Myanmar judge on Tuesday allowed the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents, in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

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Myanmar judge to rule on evidence allegedly taken from Reuters reporters' phones

YANGON A Myanmar judge will rule on Tuesday whether to allow the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents. | Video

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Myanmar policeman denies planting documents on Reuters reporters

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Myanmar policeman who said Reuters reporters were framed details sting operation

(This version of the May 9 story has been refiled to fix grammatical errors in paragraphs 9, 14)

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