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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar regime frees U.S. journalist Danny Fenster

He is making his way home via Qatar over next two days

Danny Fenster has been held in a Myanmar prison since May. (Family courtesy photo via AP)

BANGKOK/YANGON -- U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced on Friday to 11 years in prison in Myanmar, was released on Monday, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Nikkei Asia.

A source close to Fenster confirmed that Fenster "was released from jail and already on the plane." A military source also said that he was released today. 

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