Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo is escorted by police after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar March 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Police in Myanmar searched the family home of Reuters reporter Wa Lone looking for material "related to news" the night after he and a colleague were arrested on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, an officer told a court on Wednesday.Prosecution witness Police Major Soe Aung told the court he had been sent to search Wa Lone's family home in northern Yangon on the evening of Dec. 13 .The government prosecutor, Kyaw Min Aung, did not respond to a Reuters reporter who attempted to ask him about the case after the hearing on Wednesday.Police also seized a broken laptop, a hard drive belonging to Wa Lone's younger brother, and an empty bag during the search, according to the police form and Wa Lone's family.The reporters have said that they had been invited to meet two police officers at a northern Yangon restaurant on Dec. 12, and were arrested almost immediately after being handed rolled up papers by the policemen, whom they had not met before.On Wednesday, Kyaw Min, a 21-year-old waiter from the restaurant where the reporters met the two police, told the court he could not remember seeing Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
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