Iranian Parliament Criticises Arrest Of Girl In Online Dance Video

12 July, 2018, 14:30 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Iranian women have been arrested for dancing on Instagram

Since the news of Hojabri's arrest went viral, many other Iranian women have begun sharing their own videos and messages using the hashtag #dancing_isn't_a_crime as a mark of solidarity and protest.

Hojabri's arrest bears similarities with a 2014 incident in which six young Iranians were arrested for producing a video based on the Pharrell Williams song "Happy".

Women in Iran are required by law to wear headscarves and modest clothing in public. She was seen apparently confessing to her "crimes" on state television alongside the others that were arrested. Hojabri's arrest led to an outcry of support from ordinary Iranians and other social media users, who posted videos of themselves dancing online, backing her.

It has been reported that she has been sentenced to 4 years in prison and 80 lashes. Maedeh is one of so many courageous Iranians fighting for their human rights.

A young teenage girl has been arrested in Iran for posting dancing videos of herself on Instagram. " I dance in a public park in Tehran to support Maedeh the 19-year-old girl who got arrested", wrote another supporter.

Iranian women dancing on the streets!

"I had some followers and these videos were for them".

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Iranian police have said they plan to shut down similar accounts on Instagram, and the judiciary is considering blocking access to the site. I did not have any intention to encourage others doing the same... "I did not work with a network", a crying Hojabri told TV on Friday.

"I'm dancing so that they [the authorities] see and know that they can not take away our happiness and hope by arresting teenagers and (girls like) Maedeh", said one supporter in a tweet translated by BBC.

A blogger, Hossein Ronaghi, told The Guardian, "People would laugh at you if you tell anyone in the world that [in Iran] they arrest 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds for dancing, being happy and being handsome, for spreading indecency, and instead paedophiles are free".

The secretary of the influential Guardian Council, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, has relayed Khamenei's stand in the past, having reportedly said in a joint session of the Assembly of Experts on 25 January that "cyberspace is a curse threatening our lives".

The police said the campaign was being pushed by Persian-language satellite TV networks based overseas, purportedly encouraging women participants to take their white headscarves off in protest of the country's strict Islamic modesty laws.

Zahra Rahnavard, the opposition Green Movement leader who has been under house arrest in Iran without charge for over seven years was quoted by the Kaleme website as saying, "The head of the IRIB should apologize to the shared conscience of the people of Iran".

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