Myanmar charges US journalist with terrorism, sedition

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Yangon (AFP) – Myanmar’s junta has charged a US journalist detained since May with sedition and terrorism, which carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, his lawyer said Wednesday. The Southeast Asian country has been mired in chaos since a February coup, with the military trying to crush widespread democracy protests and stamp out dissent. Danny Fenster, who was arrested as he tried to leave the country in May, was charged under anti-terror and sedition laws, his lawyer Than Zaw Aung told AFP. Conviction under the counter-terrorism law carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.  T…

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