Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest, lets them leave country

An Australian couple was released from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country, as protests against the military junta continued Monday. Myanmar has been in turmoil since a 1 February coup ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and derailed the country’s experiment with democracy. Business consultants Matthew O’Kane and Christa Avery, a dual Canadian-Australian citizen, tried to leave the country on a relief flight in late March but were barred from departing and placed under house arrest. “I am of course incredibly relieved to have been released and to be on my way home with…

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