U.S. journalist jailed for 11 years in army-ruled Myanmar

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(Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years, his lawyer and his employer said, despite U.S. calls for his release from what it said was unjust detention. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was found guilty of incitement and violations of immigration and unlawful associations laws, his magazine said, describing the sentences as “the harshest possible under the law”. He is the first Western journalist sentenced to prison in recent years in Myanmar, where a Feb. 1 coup by the military against an e…

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