Former British ambassador to Myanmar, Vicky Bowman, has reportedly been released from jail on suspicion of immigration violations.
Myanmar media said Bowman was one of many prisoners released “under an amnesty”.
In September, Boman and her husband, Burmese artist Tin Lin, were sentenced to 1 prison term in violation of the country’s immigration laws for “failing to register as living at a different address.” I was given a year.
Bowman was the British ambassador Myanmar Over 30 years of experience in the country from 2002 to 2006.
at their time detentionshe ran an organization promoting ethical business practices in Myanmar.
Government spokesman Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tung told Voice of Myanmar and Yangon Media Group that Japanese film director Toru Kubota, Australian economist Sean Turnell and an unidentified American He said he was also released and deported.
Turnell, 58, an associate professor of economics at Macquarie University in Sydney, was arrested by security forces at a hotel in Yangon.
He was sentenced in September to three years in prison for violating the country’s official secrets and immigration laws.
Kubota, a 26-year-old Tokyo-based documentary filmmaker, was arrested by plainclothes police in Yangon in July after filming images and video of a small flash protest against the military takeover last year.
He was found guilty of sedition last month for participating in protests and other charges, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The trio’s release was part of a prisoner amnesty commemorating the country’s National Victory Day.
There is no information about Bowman’s husband.
exiled leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi still in prison On the same day as Mr. Bowman, he was sentenced to three more years in prison in addition to his current 17 years in prison for a number of charges, including election fraud.
Suu Kyi’s party won a landslide victory in the 2020 general elections, but the military will seize power from the elected government on 1 February 2021, with widespread allegations of voter fraud said he acted
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