Now, celebrities in Myanmar charged by Junta for promoting protests

Actors, musicians and social media influencers in Myanmar have been charged by the military Junta with violating Section 505(A) of the Penal Code for “spreading news to affect state stability. The penalty for the offense is up to three years’ imprisonment. 

Protests have erupted in Myanmar since the military Junta overthrew the democratically elected government. At least 570 protesters and bystanders, including 47 children, have been killed since the takeover, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors casualties and arrests and says the true toll is likely higher. 

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