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An American journalist has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in Myanmar

Danny Fenster, an American journalist, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for violating the Denial, Illegal Communication and Migration Act. It left his boss, the news site Border MyanmarFriday will know. There is another lawsuit against Fenster, in which he faces a life sentence.

Fenster, Editor-in-Chief Border Myanmar, He was arrested by military junta at Rangoon International Airport in May as he tried to leave the country. He was prosecuted for inciting dissent, violating the Illegal Communication and Migration Act.

In a separate case, Fenster is suspected of terrorism and incitement. For this he may be sentenced to life imprisonment. Fenster is scheduled to appear in court on November 16 in the case.

His trial takes place behind closed doors. The United States has been trying for some time to free Fenster. “Her custody is unacceptable. The press is not a crime, “said David Cook, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.

Misunderstanding

Border Myanmar In a statement, the allegations against Fenster were based on a misunderstanding: “All of the allegations are based on allegations that he worked for a banned media company. Myanmar now. Danny resigned in July 2020 Myanmar now Joined next month BorderAt the time of his arrest in May 2021, he had been with us for more than nine months. “

Myanmar has been plunged into chaos since the February 1 military coup. The regime uses bloody repression against its enemies, and the military junta confuses the press, for example restricting Internet access and revoking media licenses.

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