We will answer the question of who is Vicky Bowman and why is she arrested?
Who is Vicky Bowman?
Victoria Jane Bowman is a British diplomat. She was born on 12th June,1966 in the UK.
Vicky Bowman had served as UK Ambassador to Myanmar.
She took over from John Jenkins when Tony Blair was Prime Minister of England.
The 56 year old Vicky Bowman was succeeded by Mark Canning.
She served as UK’s ambassador to Myanmar between 2002 and 2006.
Bowman after her service has remain in the country and is the Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) since July 2013.
Why is Vicky Bowman arrested In Myanmar?
Vicky Bowman was arrested on 24th August,2022 in Yangon. She was arrested along with her husband Htein Lin.
The reason for her arrest is not clear, but it follows fresh sanctions the UK imposed on the Military Junta.
The British Embassy in Myanmar is quoted to have said : “We are concerned by the arrest of a British woman in Myanmar. We are in contact with the local authorities and are providing consular assistance.”