Uzbekistan influencer detained for ‘obscene’ Instagram video. An Uzbek influencer has been released after serving a four-day prison sentence for posting “obscene” content online, a court in the authoritarian Central Asian country of Uzbekistan said Wednesday.
Sevinci Sadulaeva, 20, who has more than 310,000 followers on Instagram, was arrested and put on trial in the capital Tashkent last week. She was jailed for five days, but she appealed and was released after four days.
As evidence, the court presented videos of Sadulaeva’s boyfriend posing with his head under his shirt and of her washing a car.
The court ruled that social media content was “contrary to the rules of decency” and “contrary to public policy,” the court’s press service said in a statement.
State media reported that Sadulaeva was being monitored, had professional training, and was required to undergo “psychological” follow-up.
The lawsuit was launched following a complaint by an official in charge of family and women’s affairs in Tashkent.
Muslim-majority Uzbekistan has been ruled since 2016 by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who initiated several reforms in the former Soviet country after the death of longtime authoritarian leader Islam Kamirov.
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