Australia’s second-most senior military officer has urged a top member of Myanmar’s military junta to restore democracy and free detained Australian academic Sean Turnell.
- An exchange between Australia’s David Johnston and Myanmar’s Soe Win Some was reported on by Myanmar’s state media
- The Vice-Chief of the Australian Defence Force called for the immediate release of Professor Sean Turnell
- The call came as protests swelled against the military coup in Myanmar
Vice-Chief of the Australian Defence Force David Johnston delivered the message in a phone call yesterday with Vice-Senior General Soe Win.
It’s the first time that Australia has managed to gain access to the upper echelons of the new military government since the coup of…