Danny Fenster was found guilty on several counts, including terrorist activity and sedition.

Myanmar’s military has released American journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison. This was reported on Monday by the publication Myanmar Now, where a U.S. citizen worked as an editor until July 2020.

In addition, this information was confirmed by the publisher of Frontier Myanmar Sonny Swe. “Great news. I heard that Danny Fenster was released,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

Fenster, a journalist of the independent newspaper Frontier Myanmar, was detained on May 24, 2021 at Yangon International Airport before flying to Malaysia. He was transferred to Insein Prison in Yangon. The American was accused of working for Myanmar now, a media outlet whose activities were banned. At the time of his detention, he had been working for Frontier Myanmar for more than nine months.

On November 12, Fenster was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He 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. The U.S. Department of State on the same day condemned the sentencing.