Australian academic Sean Turnell sentenced to three years after secret trial in Myanmar

Economic adviser to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was by accused by military leaders of having confidential papers Aung San Suu Kyi and the Australian academic Sean Turnell who served as her advisor have been sentenced to three years in prison after a closed trial in Myanmar, according to reports.Turnell, an economist at Sydney’s Macquarie University, was first detained last year on 6 February, a few days after the military ousted Myanmar’s elected government, plunging the country into chaos. Continue reading...

Australian academic Sean Turnell sentenced to three years after secret trial in Myanmar

Economic adviser to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was by accused by military leaders of having confidential papers

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Australian academic Sean Turnell who served as her advisor have been sentenced to three years in prison after a closed trial in Myanmar, according to reports.

Turnell, an economist at Sydney’s Macquarie University, was first detained last year on 6 February, a few days after the military ousted Myanmar’s elected government, plunging the country into chaos.

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