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Friends of detained economist Sean Turnell say he was not trying to flee Myanmar before coup – ABC News

Friends and supporters of detained Australian economist Sean Turnell have scoffed at claims he was trying to flee Myanmar before being arrested by the military…

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Friends and supporters of detained Australian economist Sean Turnell have scoffed at claims he was trying to flee Myanmar before being detained by the military junta.

  • Professor Turnell was arrested at the beginning of February
  • A state-run television station says the Myanmar government is now taking “legal action” against Professor Turnell
  • The Australian government has previously said it has had limited consular access to him

Professor Turnell was arrested just days after the military seized power….

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