Women in Iran Are Being Detained For Dancing on Instagram


Women in Iran Are Being Detained For Dancing on Instagram

In what sounds like something out of The Handmaid’s Tale, women in Iran are being arrested for dancing on social media. Recently, the country has been cracking down on its Instagram stars, with at least four influencers arrested this week for posting videos to the image-sharing site.

One of these women was 17-year-old Maedeh Hojabri, a gymnast with 600,000 followers. The teen was broadcast in tears on state TV while giving what activists believe to be a forced confession.


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