After release from Myanmar prison, American journalist Danny Fenster arrives in U.S.


Washington, D.C. (U.S.) – Newly freed American journalist Danny Fenster returned home to the United States on Tuesday, where his family says they hope he’ll stay this time. Fenster, 37, was freed from a Myanmar prison on Monday, three days after he was sentenced to more than a decade behind bars for purportedly spreading false and inflammatory information as an editor for the banned outlet Myanmar Now. Monday, he was released with help from former U.S. diplomat and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. After leaving Myanmar, Fenster stopped in Qatar en route to the United States. During the stopover, Fenster told reporters that he’d been arrested and held in captivity “for no reason,” according to The New York Times.


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