Negotiator Mickey Bergman tells the harrowing story of how he and his boss Bill Richardson got an imprisoned journalist out of Myanmar.
This is part two of negotiator Mickey Bergman’s story about Danny Fenster, an American journalist who was serving an 11-year prison sentence in Myanmar.
In the first episode, Bergman described how much work it took to get to the gatekeepers. In this second part, he and his boss, Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico, are finally in Myanmar for the secret talks.
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