Danny Fenster was found guilty on several counts, including terrorist activity and sedition.
Danny Fenster, an American journalist detained in Myanmar, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. This was reported by the Associated Press with reference to his lawyer on Friday.
According to the lawyer, his client was found guilty on several counts, including terrorist activity and sedition. In addition, the court found him guilty of violating the visa regime and contacts with banned organizations.
Danny Fenster, editor-in-chief of Frontier Myanmar, an independent publication, was detained on May 24, 2021, at Yangon International Airport before flying to Malaysia. According to the newspaper, the journalist was transferred to Insein prison in Yangon. The U.S. authorities have repeatedly stated that they are concerned about the situation in Myanmar, and called on the authorities of this country to return to democracy as soon as possible, stop violence against civilians and release political prisoners, including Fenster and Australian Sean Turnell.