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    Australian Sean Turnell was due to face court in Myanmar today for the first time since his arrest in the days after the February coup. The economic advisor to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges by the military junta of breaching the official secrets law. Southeast Asia correspondent Mazoe Ford tells The World details about the court proceedings have yet to emerge.

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