A Myanmar OnlyF model has been jailed for six years for posting nude photos on an adult subscription service.
Model and former doctor Nang Mwe San was convicted by a military court on Tuesday of “damaging culture and dignity” for posting “pornographic” photos and videos online for a fee under Section 33(A) of Myanmar’s Electronic Transactions Act.
The verdict was widely criticized as being politically motivated. The 34-year-old, who has participated in previous protests against the junta, is believed to be the first person in the country – and possibly the first in the world – to be jailed for OnlyF content.
Police arrested Nang Mwe San on August 5 on charges of “distributing suggestive photos and videos on foreign websites for a fee” to defile Myanmar culture. That evening, the junta-controlled media announced that the military council had charged her and Burmese film actress Tinza Wint Kyaw, who also participated in anti-junta protests and posted sexual advances on social media and Exantria. , a YouTuber platform similar to OnlyF.
Nang Mwe San was living under martial law in parts of Myanmar when she was arrested, and she was denied legal representation and tried by a military court. She was the first person to be charged under Myanmar’s Electronic Communications Act, a move condemned by legal experts and human rights activists.
Aung Kyaw Moe, a human rights adviser to Myanmar’s government of national unity, the shadow government of ousted civilian lawmakers set up after a military coup in February 2021, told VICE World News her sentence was a “gross violation of human rights and rights”. A woman’s “yes”, which is “purposeful and purposeful.”
“[She] was the first celebrity to speak out and demand justice for the Rohingya in the world shortly after the coup,” he said. “[If] models like Nang Mwe San cannot freely exercise their rights to sell sexy photos, other women cannot freely exercise their rights. The international community must do more to hold the junta accountable and protect women and girls in Myanmar. “