US journalist Danny Fenster, who was imprisoned in Myanmar, arrives at Hamad International Airport in Qatar’s capital Doha on November 15, 2021. – A US journalist imprisoned in Myanmar since May was pardoned and deported, a day before he was due to face terror and sedition charges that could have jailed him for life. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Freed US journalist says he thought Myanmar jail ordeal would never end

Doha, Qatar (AFP) – An American journalist jailed for six months by Myanmar’s military rulers said after his shock release that he battled to stay sane and feared his ordeal would not end,…

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U.S. journalist Danny Fenster works out of his van that he made into a home/office in Detroit in 2018. (Fenster Family photo via AP, File)

Ex-US diplomat says Myanmar frees jailed American journalist

(AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson says American journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar. Richardson said in a statement Monday that Fenster…

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Over 1,000 prisoners in Nakhon Si Thammarat catch COVID-19 from unknown source

More than 1,000 prisoners in the Zone 6 maximum security sector of the prison in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have been infected with COVID-19, 396 of whom…

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In this file photo taken on November 27, 2015, Myanmar’s National League of Democracy (NLD) spokesman Nyan Win speaks with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) during their meeting at the latter’s office in Tokyo. – Nyan Win, a confidante of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and stalwart democracy campaigner died July 20, 2021, after becoming infected with Covid-19 in prison, authorities said. (Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP)

Confidante of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi dies after contracting COVID in junta jail

Yangon (AFP) – A confidante of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and stalwart democracy campaigner died Tuesday after becoming infected with Covid-19 in prison, authorities said.  Nyan Win,…

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1,408 more COVID-19 infections found among prison inmates today

Thailand’s Corrections Department announced today (Tuesday) an additional 1,408 COVID-19 cases among inmates in seven prisons, bringing total inmate infections to 11,670. The new infections announced today and patients undergoing…

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Bangkok Remand Prison.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand’s overcrowded prison system a COVID-19 timebomb

Alarm is growing in Thailand after the Department of Corrections revealed that 2,835 COVID-19 cases had been found inside two major Bangkok prisons. Critics are questioning the Department of Corrections’…

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Protest leader Mike Rayong remanded in custody after court denies him bail

The Criminal Court has rejected the bail application from Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, this evening. Panupong will have to be remanded at the Bangkok Remand Prison for 12 days,…

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