This article is published by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Here is an excerpt:
Paing Takhon, a model and actor with millions of fans, took part in anti-coup protests and had also been vocal in condemning the government online.
Myanmar’s military seized power after claims of election fraud.
Since then, it has engaged in a brutal campaign of repression.
Takhon was arrested in April by around 50 soldiers who arrived in eight military trucks at 05:00 local time, according to a Facebook post by his sister.
His legal advisor Khin Maung Myint told AFP he had been sentenced to hard labour, adding that his family was considering whether to appeal.
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