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American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine

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26.11.2021

The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar’s government.

Reuters in its article, “US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he is healthy and happy,” would claim:

Fenster was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday for incitement and violations of laws on immigration and unlawful assembly, a ruling that drew international condemnation.

Reuters would also describe Fenster as “managing editor of independent online magazine Frontier Myanmar.” But it was not his work at Frontier Myanmar that was the focus of charges against him.

Fenster Worked for Banned Media Org “Myanmar Now”

Associated Press in an earlier article published before his release titled, “Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar,” would note:

Fenster had worked until July last year as a reporter and copy editor for the online news site Myanmar Now, and joined Frontier Myanmar the following month.

As popular resistance to the military takeover grew, Myanmar Now, along with several other media outlets, had its license revoked in early March. It was banned from publishing on any platform but has continued to operate clandestinely online.

This means Danny Fenster was working at a banned newspaper producing banned content amid deadly attacks carried out by armed opposition in the streets of Myanmar for several months before moving over to his new job at Frontier Myanmar. Myanmar’s immigration laws – like other nations around the globe – associate work permits and visas with specific occupations and specific companies or organizations. Fenster was clearly in violation of these laws.

Myanmar Now’s Association with Opposition Terrorists

Fenster was also charged with violating Myanmar’s Unlawful Associations Act for contacting and communicating with........

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