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Myanmar's release of U.S. journalist cannot erase sham conviction

Military regime's distortion of legal processes has wiped away a decade of reform

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Released American journalist Danny Fester writes on a document at the Naypyitaw International Airport on Nov. 15: Myanmar's judicial system has been taken over as a political instrument.   © Myanmar Military True News Information Team/AP

Saman Zia-Zarifi is secretary-general of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists.

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