Currently coaching in Melbourne, Win Htet Oo’s Facebook profile says he is “a Myanmar swimmer dreaming about Tokyo 2020.”
The swimmer has been a vocal critic of the Myanmar in latest weeks.
The Myanmar Olympic Committee did not reply to CNN’s request for remark.
In February, Myanmar armed forces commander in chief Gen. Min Aung Hlaing seized energy, overthrowing the democratically elected authorities of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy get together and putting in a army junta.
The following months have seen ongoing protests in opposition to his rule and the rise of a Civil Disobedience motion in which 1000’s of blue- and white-collar employees together with docs, academics, civil servants and manufacturing facility employees have gone on strike with the goal of disrupting the economic system and unseating the normal.
Security forces have brutally suppressed the protests with lethal and systematic crackdowns in which police and troopers have shot folks useless in the streets and arbitrarily detained perceived opponents.
More than 750 folks have been killed by safety forces since the coup, and greater than 4,500 arrested, in accordance to advocacy group Assistance Association of Political Prisoners.
On March 28, UN officers condemned “systematic” assaults on peaceable protesters and referred to as on the worldwide group to “protect the people of Myanmar from atrocity crimes.”
A UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar in 2018 referred to as for Min Aung Hlaing to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide over his army’s brutal crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State in 2017.
In his newest Facebook publish, Win Htet Oo stated he’d been impressed “by the continued defiance to military rule in Myanmar by an intersectional movement that will never submit. Their bravery is undying.”