Man in Myanmar Faces 3 Years in Jail After Calling His Mom a ‘Prostitute’ on Facebook

A mother in Myanmar gave her son a serious lesson when she decided to sue him after he called her a prostitute.

Police recently arrested a 21-year-old male named Wana Oo after his mom, Tin Tin Hla, decided to sue him over a Facebook post. According to Yahoo, the dispute happened after Oo made public comments on Facebook about his mother’s relationship with her new boyfriend. 

“The police have now arrested her son and he confessed to what he did on Facebook. We will process the case according to the law,” said police officer Aung Lwin.

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Police also found evidence that Oo posted several photos of his mother along with insulting captions.

Oo’s act, which some are calling a form of free speech, has stepped on the boundaries of Myanmar’s controversial law that forbids defaming anyone with the use of a telecommunications network. Those who are found guilty will be put in jail for at least three years.

The law was passed in 2013, but the number of defamation arrests soared when Aung San Suu Kyi’s government started in March 2016.

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Many activists have strongly condemned the law, especially those who work in the news and media industry.

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