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Myanmar arrests an American journalist and rejects the embassy request to see him

Myanmar arrests an American journalist and rejects the embassy request to see him

The authorities in Myanmar arrested the American journalist Danny Fenster, editor-in-chief of Frontier Myanmar magazine; after arriving at Yangin International Airport, where he was traveling to his family in Malaysia.

The US State Department spokesman emphasized the need for Fenster’s immediate release; saying: “We urge the Burmese regime to grant the consulate the right of access as stipulated in the Vienna Convention.
Also: “Daniel’s arrest, as well as the Burmese army’s arrest of journalists or the use of violence against them, constitutes an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression”

However, Myanmar did not respond to the US embassy’s request to meet with Fenster; and Fenster’s newspaper was unable to communicate with him and check on him.

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