US renews call on Myanmar to free journalist amid Covid-19 fears

Danny Fenster was taken into custody on May 24, 2021. - AFP

WASHINGTON, July 23 (AFP): The United States on Friday renewed calls on Myanmar's junta to free a jailed US journalist as concerns grow about a Covid-19 outbreak in prisons packed with detained activists.

Danny Fenster, managing editor of the Frontier Myanmar news outlet, was taken into custody on May 24 after the military deposed the civilian government on charges under a law against dissent that carries up to three years in prison.

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