Repressive governments first break protests and then pursue dissidents. Myanmar’s junta is seeking and punishing those who took part in protests against its February 1 , 2021, coup, including celebrities. From VOA News. Here is an excerpt:
A court in military-ruled Myanmar jailed three prominent show business figures for three years each on Thursday for their part in protests against a February coup, media reported.
The military overthrew an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, triggering protests and turmoil that is still unfolding.
In the early days of the protests, huge crowds gathered in cities and towns with many actors and singers using social media to voice their support and some speaking at rallies.
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