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Myanmar junta pardons actor jailed for dissent

YANGON: A number one Myanmar actor, singer and mannequin jailed for supporting pro-democracy protests has been pardoned and launched, his authorized crew mentioned on Wednesday (Mar 2).

Paing Takhon, 25 – a star in each Myanmar and neighbouring Thailand – had been lively within the mass protests that rocked the nation following final 12 months’s coup, main rallies and advocating by way of his huge social media following.

He was arrested in a daybreak raid at his mom’s residence in Yangon final April, and in December was jailed for three years with arduous labour for spreading dissent in opposition to the navy.

On Wednesday, he was pardoned and launched and had arrived residence, his lawyer instructed AFP, with out giving particulars.

In an announcement, the junta confirmed his launch, together with actors Lu Min, Pyi Ti Oo and Eaindra Kyaw Zin, “in order for them to participate in nation-building with their art”.

It didn’t give additional particulars.

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