Former U.K. Ambassador Vicky Bowman Sentenced to Prison in Myanmar for Address Mismatch

SINGAPORE—A courtroom in junta-controlled Myanmar sentenced a former British ambassador and her husband to at least one 12 months in jail every for violating immigration regulation, because the navy regime continues to defy worldwide strain since seizing energy in a coup final 12 months.

Vicky Bowman, a citizen of the U.K. who lives within the Southeast Asian nation, was convicted of residing at an handle—of a property owned by her husband—that was completely different from the one registered on her official paperwork, based on the junta. Her husband, Htein Lin, a Myanmar nationwide, was convicted of abetting her. The couple was arrested on Aug. 24.