Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo is escorted by Myanmar police outside the northern district court in Yangon. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP / Getty Images

Two Reuters journalists, who are being held in Myanmar on charges that date back to a 1923 law, were denied bail on Thursday, Voice of America reports.

The backdrop: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested while covering the brutal Rohingya crisis, and accused of breaking Myanmar's Colonial-era Official Secrets Act. They are facing a maximum sentence of 14 years.

Reuters president and editor-in-chief, Stephen Adler said in a statement: "We believe the court proceedings will demonstrate their innocence and Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo will be able to return to their jobs reporting on events in Myanmar."

Go deeper: The AP confirmed 5 newly discovered mass graves in Myanmar.

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