The situation in Myanmar remains dire, the International Coalition of Film makers at Risk (ICFR) has warned, with prominent cultural figures continuing to be imprisoned, and in some instances even killed. To date, more than 100 professionals from the local filmmaking community have been targeted for arrest, it said. As Deadline reported in February, the country's military forces, known as the Tatmadaw, seized power in the country after disputing an election result back in November that saw a landslide win for Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, the NLD. Widespread demonstrations in response to the action saw thousands of protestors thrown in jail and reportedly more than 700 deaths, while three prominent members of the NLD also died in police custody, according to Reuters . Related Story Facebook Focuses On The Sunny Side Of 2018 With Its Year In Review The ICFR said that the first day of the coup saw three writers – Than Myint Aung, Maung Thar Cho and Htin Lin Oo – arrested along with filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi. On February 21, renowned Burmese actor Lu Min was arrested for having allegedly incited civil servants to join the civil disobedience movement. On April 6, the… Read full this story
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