[ABC News/ Australia] Sean Turnell’s wife ‘worrying sick’, begs for his release from Myanmar jail where COVID-19 Delta is spreading

  • The wife of jailed Australian economist Sean Turnell has begged the Myanmar military junta to release him, saying he is unvaccinated and at “grave risk” as the Delta strain rips through the prison where he is being held.
  • A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said they were “making every effort to provide consular assistance to Professor Turnell, including in support of his health and welfare”.
  • “The Department called in the Myanmar ambassador again today [July 22] to advocate strongly for Professor Turnell’s rights and welfare, and to urge Myanmar’s cooperation in safeguarding his health,” they said in a statement.

Link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-22/sean-turnell-at-grave-risk-of-covid-wife-says/100313776

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