Thai Enquirer calls for immediate release of Danny Fenster

The editorial board of Thai Enquirer joins human rights groups in calling for Myanmar to immediately release American journalist Danny Fenster.

Fenster, a managing editor at Frontier Myanmar, was arrested in May and he had been detained at Yangon’s Insein prison since. He was then sentenced to 11 years in jail by the junta government on Friday.

Phil Robertson, the Deputy Asia Director of Human Rights Watch, said in a statement that “this long prison sentence against a journalist is a travesty of justice by a kangaroo court operating at the beck and call of the Myanmar military junta.”

“Danny Fenster has done nothing that should be considered a crime,” he said.

The Thai Enquirer wholeheartedly supports this sentiment. Journalism is NOT a crime.

If the Myanmar coup government wishes for international acceptance and recognition from the international community, this is not the way to do it.

Our newsroom stands behind Fenster and the fine men and women of Frontier Myanmar.

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