Burmese officials sentenced to death for revealing government visits to Russia and North Korea and information about military tunnels

by BBC News

The two men were also convicted of leaking details of a network of tunnels reportedly being built in Burma. It is thought the tunnels were built to house communications systems, possible weapons factories and troops in the event of an invasion. Photo: BBC

Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned.The officials were also found guilty of leaking information about military tunnels allegedly built in Burma by North Korea, a source in Burma said.