Former U.K. Ambassador Sentenced to Prison in Myanmar

SINGAPORE—A court in junta-controlled Myanmar sentenced a former British ambassador and her husband to one year in prison each for violating immigration law, as the military regime continues to defy international pressure since seizing power in a coup last year.

Vicky Bowman, a citizen of the U.K. who lives in the Southeast Asian country, was convicted of residing at an address—of a property owned by her husband—that was different from the one registered on her official documents, according to the junta. Her husband, Htein Lin, a Myanmar national, was convicted of abetting her. The couple was arrested on Aug. 24.

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