US journalist detained in Myanmar released

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Yangon (AFP) – A US journalist imprisoned in Myanmar since May has been released and deported from the country days after being sentenced to 11 years in jail, officials told AFP on Monday. Danny Fenster was being taken to the capital Naypyidaw from Yangon where he was jailed and would be deported, a government source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. He had been working at local outlet Frontier Myanmar for around a year and was arrested as he headed home to see his family in May. “We can confirm that he has been released and will be deported. Detail will be released later,” junta s…

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