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Release of American Jewish journalist jailed in Myanmar for six months
US journalist Danny Fenster, who was recently sentenced to 11 years of forced labor after spending nearly six months in prison in Myanmar under military control, has been released and is returning home, said a former US diplomat who helped to negotiate his release.
Fenster, editor of the online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was convicted on Friday for spreading false or inflammatory information, contacting illegal organizations and violating visa regulations. Her sentence was the most severe to date among the seven journalists convicted since the military toppled the elected government of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in February.
âThis is the day you hope will come when you do this job,â said Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico and former ambassador to the UN, in an emailed statement from his office. “We are so grateful that Danny can finally reconnect with his loved ones, who have been defending him all this time, against all odds.”
Fenster has been handed over to Richardson in Myanmar and will return to the United States via Qatar within the next day and a half, the statement said. He has been in custody since he was taken into custody at Yangon International Airport on May 24 on his way to the Detroit area in the United States to see his family.