Hours after two civilians were shot dead by #Myanmar police in Mandalay, one of the six celebrities wanted by the police was arrested, according to his wife. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar reuters.com/article/us-mya…
The actor, Lu Min, was one of six celebrities who the army said on Wednesday were wanted under an anti-incitement law for encouraging civil servants to join in the protest. The charges can carry a two-year prison sentence.
Lu Min has taken part in several protests in Yangon. His wife, Khin Sabai Oo, said in a video posted on his Facebook page that police had come to their home in Yangon and taken him away.
“They forced open the door and took him away and didn’t tell me where they were taking him. I couldn’t stop them. They didn’t tell me.”
An activist group, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, said on Saturday 569 people have been arrested, charged or sentenced in connection with the coup.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with William Yang

William Yang Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @WilliamYang120

22 Feb
Latest: A top Chinese official gave a speech today that outlined #Beijing's plan to launch an electoral reform in #HongKong, which emphasized that the city should be run by "patriots." I talked to experts about this and other recent developments in HK.williamyang-35700.medium.com/top-chinese-of…
“The most vital and pressing task to enforce rules by patriots is to improve the relevant systems, particularly the relevant electoral system,” Xia said in the speech. “Being patriotic means loving the People’s Republic of China.”
He also said authorities must close loopholes that allow “anti-China troublemakers” into politics. “Improving the relevant electoral system must be led by the central government,” he added.
Read 33 tweets
22 Feb
Some initial analysis about Xia Baolong's speech regarding "electoral political reform" in #HongKong from electoral politics scholar Ivan Choy: "The major message is that some kind of political force will be excluded from participating not only in elections but ...
... also in some public institutions. It means that there will be electoral reforms in the future to exclude some political forces regarded as non-patriotic by Beijing."
"The second one to do that, there must be an electoral system reform and in the speech, I think there is one provision that this kind of reform will be initiated by Beijing and they will have the dominating power in the electoral system reform."
Read 5 tweets
22 Feb
The Director of #China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Xia Baolong delivered a speech on Monday at a seminar and he specifically said that the development of #HongKong's democratic system shouldn't ...udn.com/news/story/733…
.. deviate from the principle of "patriots to rule #HongKong." He emphasized that the most critical and urgent task is to "strengthen relevant systems and mechanisms, and strengthening #HongKong's electoral system needs to be under the central government's guidance.
Xia laid out five principles for fulfilling the principle of letting "patriots to rule #HongKong." They are 1. Strictly follow the Chinese constitution and Hong Kong Basic Law to execute relevant regulations.
Read 4 tweets
22 Feb
Chinese foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech on Monday morning, calling on U.S. President @JoeBiden's administration to "reopen dialogue" between Washington and #Beijing and restore bilateral relationships. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Wang said the Trump administration’s actions to suppress and contain China inflicted immeasurable harm, and called on Washington to remove tariffs on Chinese goods and abandon what he said was an irrational suppression of the Chinese tech sector.
He urged Washington to respect China’s core interests, stop interfering in Beijing’s internal affairs and stop “conniving” with separatist forces for Taiwan’s independence.
Read 5 tweets
22 Feb
On Monday, the UK will call for the @UN to be given "urgent and unfettered” access to #China's #Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses against ethnic minorities in the region. reuters.com/article/us-bri…
"British Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab will also mark Britain’s return to the U.N. Human Rights Council as a voting member by condemning the rights record of fellow council members China and Russia and will raise concerns about Myanmar and Belarus, his office said."
On China, Raab will refer to reports of abuses in Xinjiang, including torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women. “They are taking place on an industrial scale,” he will say, according to his office.
Read 5 tweets
22 Feb
According to @FT, after the UK revoked its license, #China's state-run broadcaster @CGTNOfficiale has turned to French authorities in an attempt to regain its right to broadcast in Europe. ft.com/content/c2948f…
"The French media watchdog confirmed that it was approached by the broadcaster in December. But it declined to say when it would be able to establish whether CGTN transmits to satellite from a ground station in France and falls under the country’s jurisdiction."
"The watchdog said “additional analysis” would be necessary after the ruling by UK media regulator Ofcom, which stripped the network of its license to air after concluding that it was editorially controlled by the Chinese Communist Party."
Read 9 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!