A Christian organisation is urging Myanmar to release the former UK ambassador, Vicky Bowman and her husband.
Bowman served as the UK ambassador to Myanmar from 2002 to 2006, and now runs the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.
She was arrested alongside her husband, Htein Lin, on 24 August for allegedly breaking visa rules. Her husband, an artist and former political prisoner, has been accused of helping her.
They are being held in Insein prison in Yangon and will stand trial on 6 September.
If found guilty, they face up to five years in prison.
Benedict Rogers, senior analyst for East Asia at Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), said they had “clearly been targeted as part of the Myanmar army’s pervasive ongoing crackdown on anyone it perceives as a threat or a critic…