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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar jails Britain's former ambassador and spouse for a year

Vicky Bowman and her husband Htein Lin were arrested on Aug. 24

Vicky Bowman currently runs the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business. (Photo from MCRB website)

(Reuters) -- A court in Myanmar has jailed a former British ambassador and her spouse for one year for violating immigration laws, sources and media said on Friday, prompting concern from rights activists at secretive trials under military rule.

Vicky Bowman, who runs a group promoting ethical business practices in Myanmar, and her Burmese husband Htein Lin, an artist and former political prisoner, were arrested on Aug. 24 for staying at an address different to the one she had registered under. 

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