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US journalist jailed in Myanmar released — Govt source

An American journalist, Danny Fenster, jailed for 11 years by Myanmar’s junta has been released according to a report by AFP.

He was charged with unlawful association, incitement against the military and breaching visa rules, his employer and lawyer said — a ruling slammed by Washington as “unjust”.

Danny Fenster, who had been working for local outlet Frontier Myanmar for around a year, was arrested in May as he tried to leave the country to see his family.

Last week, a court inside Yangon’s Insein prison sentenced him to 11 years for unlawful association, incitement against the military and breaching visa rules — charges his lawyer and the US government say are unfounded.

AFP quoting a government source however claimed Fenster has been released.

More details soon…

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