The 24-year-old actress, according to her sister, came to arrest about 50 soldiers.
In Myanmar the military junta that made the coup is trying to stifle the resistance it faces by arresting public figures whose junta considers it to support the protesters. Actor-singer was arrested on Thursday, according to news agency AFP Paing Takhon, and a search warrant has been issued for about 120 other public figures.
Paing Takhon’s arrest has been spectacular, according to his sister. The sister wrote on her Facebook page that 24-year-old Takhon came to pick up about 50 soldiers from their mother’s home in eight military vehicles. Paing Takhon is sick, according to his sister, and the family does not know where he has been taken.
Paing Takhon has had about a million followers on Facebook and Instagram. He has openly shared images and other content in support of people protesting the junta’s coup on social media. Now the man’s social media profiles have been deleted, but it’s unclear who deleted them.
Myanmar the junta has published a list of other public figures for whom it has issued an arrest warrant. Among them, AFP lists musicians, Actors and at least one model. They are suspected of stubbornness against the military. Stubbornness is a crime that can result in a three-year prison sentence.
In Myanmar, 598 people had died in protests against the army that seized power in early February by Wednesday, Reuters quoted AAPP, an organization that assists political prisoners. According to Reuters, at least 11 protesters were killed in northwestern Myanmar on Thursday. Thus, there were already more than 600 people killed on Thursday.
According to the AAPP, there were 2,847 detainees on Thursday.
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