Win Htet Oo’s Facebook profile, who is currently training in Melbourne, states that he is “a Myanmar swimmer who dreams of Tokyo 2020”.
The swimmer has been a vocal critic of Myanmar for the past few weeks.
The Myanmar Olympic Committee did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
In February, the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, General Min Aung Hlaing, took power, overthrew the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and its National League for Democracy Party, and set up a military junta.
In the months that followed, there were sustained protests against his rule and the rise of a civil disobedience movement in which thousands of workers and employees, including doctors, teachers, civil servants and factory workers, have gone on strike to disrupt the economy To dismiss General.
Security forces brutally suppressed the protests with deadly and systematic procedures in which police and soldiers shot people on the street and arbitrarily arrested opponents.
According to the Advocacy Association of Political Prisoners, more than 750 people have been killed by security forces and more than 4,500 arrested since the coup.
On March 28, UN officials condemned “systematic” attacks on peaceful demonstrators and called on the international community to “protect the people of Myanmar from atrocities”.
A UN intelligence mission to Myanmar in 2018 requested that Min Aung Hlaing be investigated and prosecuted for genocide for the brutal actions of his military against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state in 2017.
In his latest Facebook post, Win Htet Oo said he was inspired “by the continued resistance to military rule in Myanmar by an intersectional movement that will never submit. Your bravery is immortal.”