American journalist Danny Fenster, who spent nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar and was facing a sentence of 11 years of hard labor, was released from prison on Monday.
As per reports, Fenster has already left the military-ruled country.
He was released from jail following negotiations between former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson and the ruling military junta.
Fenster was handed over Richardson and the two flew out of the Southeast Asian country together.
Fenster left Myanmar on Monday with Richardson on a flight headed to Qatar.
The Richardson Center posted a picture on social media of the two of them together about to board the jet.
“We are so grateful that Danny will finally be able to reconnect with his loved ones, who have been advocating for him all this time, against immense odds,” Richardson, who visited Myanmar earlier this month, said in a statement.
Fenster was among dozens of media workers detained in Myanmar since a Feb. 1 coup that led to an outpouring of public anger over the military’s abrupt end to a decade of tentative steps towards democracy.