US journalist jailed in Myanmar for nearly 6 months is freed

BANGKOK (AP) – American journalist Danny Fenster, who spent nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar and was facing a sentence of 11 years of hard labor, was freed Monday and is on his way home. Fenster was handed over to former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson, who helped negotiate the release, and the two flew out of the Southeast Asian country together. Hours later, they landed in Doha, Qatar.

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