“This is the day that you hope will come when you do this work,” Richardson said in a statement emailed from his office. “We are so grateful that Danny will finally be able to reconnect with his loved ones, who have been advocating for him all this time, against immense odds.” U.S. journalist is freed from Myanmar prison with ex-diplomat Richardson’s help. (A few days ago, he was sentenced to 11 years hard labor, so this is a pretty great turnaround.)