(CBS DETROIT) – On Monday, Nov. 15, Danny Fenster, a Detroit native, and journalist was freed after spending 176 days in a Myanmar prison.

Bryan Fenster, Danny’s brother, expressed how “overjoyed” their family is by this news. He thanked everyone who has supported them during this time, including Bill Richardson, New Mexico’s governor.

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Rep. Lisa McClain, who serves as the representative for Michigan’s 10th congressional district, shared that she is thrilled to see Danny return home to his family.

McClain has tweeted about Danny’s case throughout his time in prison. When it was initially announced that Danny would be sentenced to 11 years in prison, she blamed the Biden Administration for not helping him.

Here’s a tweet that shows Danny Fenster and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson on the tarmac in Naypyidaw after Danny was released from prison.

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The hashtag #BringDannyHome is flooded with tweets reacting to his release from prison.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter also released a statement on Danny Fenster and said, “What wonderful news that Huntington Woods native Danny Fenster is on his way home. So much to be thankful for, from the persistence of Danny’s family Rose, Bud, and Bryan Fenster, to the negotiating skills of Bill Richardson to the perseverance of Danny Fenster, a journalist who never should have been arrested for doing his job.”

For more information on Danny Fenster’s release from prison in Myanmar, visit here. 

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