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Professor Sean Turnell Trial

June 10th, 2022  •  Author:   Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs  •  1 minute read
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Media release

10 June 2022

The Australian Government rejects this week’s court ruling in Myanmar against Australian Professor Sean Turnell.

It is more than sixteen months since Professor Turnell was detained by the Myanmar military.

He remains imprisoned in Myanmar, and we continue to call for his immediate release.

Professor Turnell has worked for Myanmar’s economic development for many years and is internationally respected for this record.

We will continue to advocate for Professor Turnell’s interests and well-being and will not stop until he is safely back with his family.

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