- Model and actor Paing Takhon from Myanmar was sentenced to three years in jail with hard labor for his participation in pro-democracy protests earlier in 2021.
- News of his sentencing broke at the same time entertainment website TC Candler named him the “Most Handsome Face” of 2021.
- TC Candler captioned their clip of Paing Takhon with the words “Free this man.”
Model and actor Paing Takhon was sentenced to three years in jail for speaking out during protests in Myanmar, in the same week he was named the “Most Handsome Face” of 2021 by entertainment site TC Candler.
Takhon was named the world’s “Most Handsome Face” of 2021, coinciding with the model and actor’s sentencing this week for his support of the anti-coup protests in Myanmar earlier this year. He was arrested in April, following his public support of protestors on social media.
U.K.-based aid group Save the Children has condemned the recent attack of the Myanmar military on Christmas Eve, which left 38 people dead and two staff members missing.
What happened: The victims were reportedly fleeing for refugee camps following a clash between armed resistance groups and the Myanmar military near the village of Koi Ngan, a villager told the Associated Press.
Civilians continue to get caught in the crossfire between the Myanmar military and ethnic Karen forces as fighting rages on.
Temporary haven: Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 21, 4,216 villagers fled from a territory occupied by the ethnic Karen minority in Myanmar to enter Thailand, reported The Associated Press via ABC News.
Rohingya refugees sue Meta for $150 billion over Facebook’s alleged role in stoking Myanmar genocide
Rohingya refugees are taking legal action against Meta for allegedly allowing the spread of false news and hate speech against the ethnic group on Facebook.
About the lawsuit: On Monday, an Illinois-based Rohingya woman filed a case against Facebook’s parent company in a California court, seeking a compensation of over $150 billion on behalf of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees now living in the U.S., reported The Washington Post.