Toru Kubota, Japanese film maker held in Myanmar, has been freed – Kyodo

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Toru Kubota, a Japanese film maker held by authorities in Myanmar since being arrested in July, has been freed, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, quoting sources. Kubota was arrested at a protest in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon and jailed on charges of sedition and violating immigration and other laws and last month was sentenced to a total of 10 years. (Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Alison Williams)

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