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Myanmar court sentences US journalist to 11 years in jail

Myanmar court sentences US journalist to 11 years in jail

Myanmar court sentences US journalist to 11 years in jail
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By AP Nov 12, 2021 12:46:01 PM IST (Published)

The lawyer for detained U.S. journalist Danny Fenster says a court in militaryruled Myanmar has sentenced him to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty on several charges including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information.

The lawyer for detained U.S. journalist Danny Fenster says a court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced him to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty on several charges including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information.

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Fenster, the managing editor of the online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was also found guilty Friday of contacting illegal organizations and violating visa regulations, lawyer Than Zaw Aung said.
Fenster has been detained since May. He still faces two additional charges in a different court for allegedly violating the counterterrorism law and a statute covering treason and sedition.
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