Iranians Had Plenty To Say After Teenager Was Arrested For Posting A Dance Video On Instagram
July 13, 2018 11:15
Iranians are rallying to show their support after a teenage girl was arrested for posting videos of herself dancing on Instagram.
Maedeh Hojabri's arrest
Maedeh is an Iranian teenager who has garnered thousands of followers on her Instagram page. She often posts videos of herself dancing to different types of music.
This is, however, not acceptable in that region. As a result, the girl was arrested following a TV broadcast of her 'confession'. The young dancer also broke the laws by choosing to dance without wearing the mandatory headscarf.
In the original report obtained by AP, the 18-year-old gymnast admitted breaking the law but said that she only did it to gain more followers. It was not clear if she made this statement under duress.