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Myanmar’s military junta has put an Australian couple under house arrest after turning the pair away from the airport.
Christa Avery, a dual Canadian-Australian citizen, was detained after Ms Avery tried to leave the country on a relief flight from Yangon Airport on Friday.
The couple, co-founder of Avery O’Kane & Associates, a bespoke business advisory firm based in Myanmar’s largest city and the former capital Yangon, have been under house arrest ever since.
His arrest follows that of Australian economics professor Sean Turnell, who has been in custody since 6 February.
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Some of the projects the consultancy helped included garment and textile manufacturing, clean energy, new technologies and oil and gas exploration, according to its website.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed that they are assisting two Australians in Myanmar, but did not elaborate.
Friends of Ms Avery, who has a master’s degree in environmental management from the University of New South Wales and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Business Directors, said she had the flight scheduled on her own, but her husband Matt had taken her. to the airport.
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“They told him, ‘You can’t get on the plane, go back home,” a friend in Yangon told The Australian.
Economist Tim Harcourt, a friend of Ms. Avery and Mr. Turnell, said she was popular and respected in Sydney and Myanmar.
‘In Myanmar, I understand that she is quite prominent because of her work in international development and with the Myanmar Institute of Directors. Obviously she’s a person who is trying to do great work for the country, just like Sean, ‘she said.