Daily US Times: A Myanmar military court has sentenced journalist Danny Fenster from the United States to 11 years in jail.
Fenster was found guilty of unlawful association, breaching immigration law and encouraging dissent against the military.
Mr Fenster, 37, was earlier this week slapped with two additional charges of terrorism and sedition, which carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
A verdict on the new charges hasn’t yet been given.
Fenster was the managing editor of online site Frontier Myanmar, was detained at Yangon international airport in May.
The US journalist is one of dozens of local journalists that have been detained since a military coup in February.
Fenster had earlier worked for Myanmar Now, an independent news site that has been critical of the military, according to Frontier.
The news site: “The charges were all based on the allegation that he was working for banned media outlet Myanmar Now. Danny had resigned from Myanmar Now in July 2020 and joined Frontier the following month, so at the time of his arrest in May 2021 he had been working with Frontier for more than nine months.”
It added: “There is absolutely no basis to convict Danny of these charges.”
Military leaders in Myanmar seized power in February from the former ruling party the National League of Democracy.
At least 1,178 people were killed and 7,355 arrested, charged or sentenced in a crackdown on dissent, since the Myanmar military staged the coup in February.