Yangon, Myanmar-The ruling military government in Myanmar has intensified its campaign against celebrities who supported national protests against their seizure of power, issued wanted orders in national newspapers and warned against using their works.
Prior to this, the security forces broke up in a street protest against the February 1 coup of the elected government that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi during the escalation of violence. Since the takeover, at least 570 protesters and bystanders have been killed, including 47 children. According to statistics from the Association for Legal Prisoners, the organization monitors casualties and arrests, and says the actual number of casualties may be higher. The coup brought the country back to democracy gradually after fifty years of military rule.
The list published on Sunday and Monday in the “Myanmar Global Shine”
A chart that occupies most of the page lists 20 people, as well as their photos, hometown, and Facebook page.
Several actors and directors were also charged in February, but last week, when the army-controlled Myawaddy TV broadcast the wanted list, the campaign against celebrities against supporters intensified. Now, there are at least 60 people on such a list.
May Toe Khine described herself as a “full-time Myanmar actress/part-time fashion designer student” in his Twitter profile and announced on TV that her arrest warrant was “just because I’m doing civilian work: using my platform to speak” after he Tweeted on Twitter. Tell the truth. “
She wrote: “Be sure to follow the news in Myanmar until we win.”
The documents leaked by the Ministry of Information appear to inform broadcasters and production agencies of allegations against the people in the fields of literature, film, theater art, music, and news. It warned them not to publish or broadcast any of their works or face prosecution.
Khit Thit Media reported on the April 4 document, which could not be identified by the Associated Press and was widely disseminated on social media.
Protests continued throughout the country on Monday, but the scale is usually smaller than recently, and they are often carried out in a way that avoids conflict. On Sunday, an “Easter Egg Strike” was held, with eggs painted on eggs in support of protests displayed in public places and online.
The city of Dawei in southeastern Myanmar is a stronghold of the protest movement. Short-distance parades are accompanied by motorcycle parades.
In Yangon, the country’s largest city, mourners dressed in black held a memorial service for the dead. In addition, about 20 people gathered briefly on the city streets and burned the Chinese flag. Many protesters believe that Beijing provides economic and political support for the military regime, including the threat of a veto against international sanctions in the UN Security Council.