tirsdag 16. november 2021

US journalist Danny Fenster released from prison in Myanmar

The US journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in military-ruled Myanmar, just days after a closed court sentenced him to 11 years in jail for a series of charges including incitement and visa violations. Fenster’s employer, Frontier Myanmar, an independent outlet, said on Monday afternoon that he had been released and was on a flight out of the country. Fenster, 37, was arrested in May 2021 at Yangon international airport as he tried to fly back home to Michigan. He had spent five and a half months in prison.

Speaking after arriving in the Qatari capital Doha, Fenster said he wasn’t “starved or beaten” but was worried his ordeal would never end. Looking gaunt after his six-month imprisonment, said he was held for no reason but not mistreated by the Myanmar authorities.