We call for the immediate, safe, and unconditional release of our son, American journalist Danny Fenster, from unlawful detainment by the Myanmar regime.
Why is this important?
Danny is the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, and was detained at Yangon International Airport on Monday May 24th, 2021, shortly before he was due to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur. He was on his way home to the US to surprise us; we hadn’t seen him in over three years. We understand he has been transferred to Insein Prison in Yangon, a political prison notorious for its human rights abuses. We do not know why Danny was detained and have not been able to contact him or confirm his safety since Monday. We —his mother Rose, his father Bud, his brother Bryan, and his whole family — are concerned for his well being and are calling for his immediate release.
The United States has a profound interest in preserving the freedom of the press worldwide in order to guarantee direct access to independent information for all people. As a nation that is deeply committed to protecting the freedoms, safety, and human rights of its citizens, U.S. officials should be making every effort to ensure that Danny is returned home safely; now. We urge the Biden Administration and U.S. Department of State to act with the utmost urgency to secure Danny’s immediate, unconditional, and safe release and return to the United States. #BringDannyHome
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