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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military sentences Japanese journalist to 3 more years in prison

Tokyo calls for release of filmmaker who now faces a decade behind bars

Toru Kubota, Japanese documentary filmmaker, was detained in July in Myanmar after filming anti-military protests.

BANGKOK -- A Myanmar military tribunal on Thursday sentenced Japanese documentary filmmaker Toru Kubota to an additional three years in prison for violating immigration laws.

Kubota on Oct. 5 was sentenced to seven years for violating Myanmar's electronic transaction law and three years for incitement, to be served concurrently. With the latest ruling, he is set to serve a total of 10 years in prison.

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