A Myanmar woman has been jail for six years by a military court for posting pictures on the adult subscription site OnlyFans, amongst other platforms.
Nang Mwe San, a model and a former medical doctor, had two weeks ago been charged for “harming culture and dignity”, military authorities said.
She had also previously participated in protests against the military, which seized power in 2021 in a coup.
She was believed to be the first person in Myanmar jailed for Only Fans content.
Another model, who had also posted pictures of her protest participation on social media, was arrest in August under the same law. Thinzar Wint Kyaw is to face trial in October.
Nang Mwe San was found guilty of distributing nude photos and videos on social media sites for a fee under Section 33 (A) of the country’s Electronics Transactions Law. Which carries a maximum sentence of seven years.
The model live in Yangon’s North Dagon Township – where military administration is follow.
She was tried at the Insein Prison Court – the capital’s notorious prison and the largest in Myanmar. Where many political prisoners have been sent since the coup last year.
Myanmar’s military overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government in February 2021 – sparking huge protests and a widespread resistance movement.
It’s estimated more than 15,600 people – including Ms Suu Kyi, other lawmakers, activists and journalists – have been arrest since the military seized power.
More than 12,00 people remain detained while the regime has killed more than 2,322 political prisoners, says the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a monitoring group.
Earlier this month, Britain’s former ambassador to Myanmar, Vicky Bowman and her husband were both jail for a year for breaching immigration laws. But some observers said their case resulted from wider political concerns rather than immigration offences, for which foreigners are rarely prosecute in Myanmar.