US journalist jailed for 11 years in Myanmar

A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced an American journalist to 11 years in prison on several charges, including incitement for allegedly spreading false information.

The court inside a prison in Yangon passed the sentence on Danny Fenster, the managing editor of online English-language magazine Frontier Myanmar, on Friday.

Fenster was detained in May at Yangon International Airport shortly before he was due to board a flight to leave the country. In addition to incitement, he was also found guilty of unlawful association.

His lawyer said Fenster was disappointed, and had not yet decided whether to appeal as Myanmar's judiciary could not be trusted.

The journalist faces additional charges of sedition and violation of the terrorism act in a different court.

The US government has repeatedly called for Fenster's release, saying his detention is unjust.