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Myanmar authorities arrested a French vacationer for flying a drone over the nation’s parliament within the capital of Naypyidaw, the French embassy in Myanmar confirmed Monday.

The embassy mentioned it was working with native police to offer consular companies for the person, recognized by police as 27-year-old Arthur Desclaux. He was nonetheless in detention in Naypyidaw and his household has been contacted.

Underneath Myanmar’s Plane Act, it’s unlawful to fly drones over authorities buildings within the capital. Desclaux might face a three-year jail sentence if discovered responsible, police officer Min Tin instructed Agence France Presse information company.

It stays unclear why he was flying a drone over parliament.

In October 2017,three journalists and their driver had been arrested for flying a drone over parliament whereas making a documentary for Turkish state broadcaster TRT. Anticipating to obtain a effective, they confessed to the crime however had been as an alternative every handed two-month jail sentences.

dv/rt (AFP, dpa)

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