A Myanmar police officer who told a court his colleagues had tried to "entrap" two Reuters journalists has been handed a prison term.
The family of a Myanmar policeman who testified in court that two Reuters reporters had been set up was evicted from their police housing a day after his evidence, his wife said.
A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that also ensnared his colleague.
Myanmar authorities have been keeping two Reuters journalists in detention for two months over their investigation of a massacre of 10 Rohingya men.
A court will decide whether to bail two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law on February 1, their lawyer said.
Myanmar police have formally charged two Reuters journalists for breaching a colonial-era secrecy law that carries up to 14 years in jail.
Two Reuters journalists have been arrested in Myanmar for the possession of "important security documents," local authorities said on Wednesday.