Myanmar junta jails US journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years
The Guardian says American journalist Danny Fenster has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in Myanmar after being found guilty on a range of charges previously described by the US government as “profoundly unjust”.
Myanmar’s military has squeezed the press since taking power in a February coup, arresting dozens of journalists critical of its crackdown on dissent that has killed more than 1,200 people, according to a local monitoring group.
Fenster, who had been managing editor of the online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was found guilty on Friday of incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information, contacting illegal organisations and violating visa regulations, his lawyer, Than Zaw Aung, said.
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