Friday, 21 September, 2018


Teen Arrested for Provocative Dance

Iran has detained a teenager who made dance videos in her bedroom and then posted them on social media. Maedeh Hojabri 18 had garnered 600,00 followers before her arrest and her Instagram account was shut down Bedroom Police Iranian Teen Detained over Instagram Dance Videos Twitter 8 Jul 2018
Bennie Garza | 10 July, 2018, 04:14

Some women can be seen without their headscarves, but their faces covered.

According to AP, it was unclear whether her statement was made under duress. Only one of the women, 17-year-old gymnast Maedeh Hojabri, has been identified.

"It wasn't incitement, I didn't want to encourage anyone, I didn't have an objective", she said.

Hojabri also appeared in some videos without a headscarf, an obligatory dress code for women in Iran.

Hojabri was one of a number of popular Instagram users arrested recently in Iran over the content of their videos; activists fear the country will ban the social media site, now one of the few western apps that hasn't been blocked.

A local news website reported that Hojabri and three other people were detained on similar charges and released on bail in recent weeks.

Captioning the video, he writes: 'If you tell people anywhere in the world that girls aged 17 and 18 are arrested due to their beauty, the joy of dance and accused of the crime of prostitution, and predators of children are free, they will laugh!

Hojabri has posted over 300 pictures and videos on Instagram and has over 44000 followers.

"I didn't work with a team, I received no training". Hojabri posted a new video just hours ago addressing her critics. "I only do gymnastics". The state banned the popular Telegram messaging app in May 2018 and Facebook and Twitter in 2009.

While little is known about the teen, her videos have been shared by hundreds of people since her arrest - with activists posting using the hashtag #dancing_isn't_a_crime.

Six people were arrested in August after partaking in Zumba, an exercise that involves dancing, the BBC reported. Iranian officials said last week the judiciary was considering blocking access to Instagram.

In September 2014, seven young people were sentenced to prison time and flogging, sentences that were later reduced upon appeal, for producing a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" at different locations in Tehran.

Thousands of Iranians reportedly took to Tehran's historic Grand Bazaar one week ago, forcing its shutdown in protest over the Islamic Republic's decision to spend money on Iran's adventurism overseas instead of helping fuel its troubled economy at home, where over 40 percent of its population is unemployed.

Another video for a woman dancing at a park in Tehran.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Elon Musk unveils 'kid-size' submarine for Thai cave rescue

    Elon Musk unveils 'kid-size' submarine for Thai cave rescue

    He said the operation is going better than expected, and that the team would need about 10 hours to prepare for the next stage. Tracy also noted that the glimpse we've seen of the trapped boys showed they appeared to be in good spirits.
    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.
    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
  • Woman killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia home

    Woman killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia home

    Peggy Weiss, who lives in the neighborhood, told the Daily Press she saw a small, rickety helicopter crash between two buildings. Bristol Commons is near the campus of The College of William & Mary and is located across Ironbound Road from Dillard Field.
    West Ham United must wish they had got Harry Maguire now

    West Ham United must wish they had got Harry Maguire now

    One fan who has lifted a World Cup of his own already is youngster Ben, who has just undergone radiotherapy treatment for cancer. A real threat to him is Antoine Griezmann of France, whose team is still in race - he has a real chance to match the numbers.

    Trump denies USA opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution

    It added that "not all women are able to breastfeed", and they "should have the choice and access to alternatives". Trump argues his administration supports breastfeeding but also wants women to have access to formula.
  • Travis Pastrana beats Evel Knievel records with death-defying jumps

    Travis Pastrana beats Evel Knievel records with death-defying jumps

    Pastrana's third jump was a recreation of Knievel's attempt to clear the fountain at Caesars Palace. Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps.
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini

    In the autumn of 2016, the news about the re-release of the 8-bit NES console resounded in the world of the gaming industry. The console can be placed in the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for its storing and carrying around.

    Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
  • Neymar Breaks His Silence On Brazil’s World Cup Exit

    Neymar Breaks His Silence On Brazil’s World Cup Exit

    Whoever makes it through today's last two games will be through to the semi-final matches, which will then follow next week. Pope Francis is trying to cheer up Brazilian football fans after the team's quarterfinal exit from the Fifa World Cup .

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
    Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National

    Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National

    As for Elliott, his Grand National trio this year are headed by three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll . The 2018 renewal has a typically wide-open feel and that’s certainly evident from a betting perspective.

Shooting victim honored at wake with games, snacks, jersey and b Shooting victim honored at wake with games, snacks, jersey and b On a side table next to him were his favorite snacks: Doritos, a box of Chocolate Chip Crunch, and a bottle of soda. The family of 18-year-old Renard Matthews is getting a lot of attention for the way they are honoring his memory.

Alexander Zverev crashes OUT of Wimbledon in shock defeat to Ernests Gulbis Alexander Zverev crashes OUT of Wimbledon in shock defeat to Ernests Gulbis Still only 21, Zverev has won three Masters 1000 titles and is firmly established as the brightest young star on the ATP Tour. He staged another impressive escape act against Fritz and insisted he didn't care how he got the job done.

British woman dies after Novichok poisoning, Europe News & Top Stories British woman dies after Novichok poisoning, Europe News & Top Stories Public Health England said their assessment "remains that the overall risk to the general public remains low". More than 100 police are trying to search all areas where Sturgess and Rowley had been before they became ill.

Pompeo shrugs off 'gangster' rebuke from North Korea Pompeo shrugs off 'gangster' rebuke from North Korea Speaking privately, United States officials suggested the North Korean statement was a negotiating tactic. After their meeting last month in Singapore, the two leaders.

Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Trailer The trailer also confirms that Daya (Dascha Polanco), who left Season 5 early, is in maximum security for starting the riot. The almost 2-and-half-minute trailer is just what Orange is the New Black fans need to wait out the next few weeks.

Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement Barrett has already crossed swords with Democrats in her Senate confirmation hearing for her current job , when California Sen. If that timeline holds, Vice President Mike Pence would be among the first to know who Trump will nominate.

These 'It's Coming Home' Memes Win the World Cup These 'It's Coming Home' Memes Win the World Cup But the England manager gave a nod to the It's Coming Home movement on Saturday for the first time. Three Lions is back where it belongs when it comes to the Official Vodafone Big Top 40 .

Seoul stops Iran oil imports as it seeks exemptions Seoul stops Iran oil imports as it seeks exemptions The trade war has yet to have a direct impact on oil markets, but China has indicated it could place tariffs on USA crude imports. Output cuts by OPEC and allies since January 2017 (officially 1.8 million barrels per day) have reduced a crude glut.

Gal Gadot Shows Off Wonder Woman Shape In New Workout Photo Gal Gadot Shows Off Wonder Woman Shape In New Workout Photo One particular photo shows a bank of TVs, every one of them playing something else quite significant from that decade. The hospital later posted pictures of her day at the centre online, and tweeted their thanks at the warrior princess.

Sweden players had a 'bad morning' before face-off with England Sweden players had a 'bad morning' before face-off with England After spurning a series of chances in previous games, he was better against England, combining well at times with Viktor Claesson. England will play Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday night on ITV , with both broadcasters showing the final next Sunday.

Newton takes Chelsea training (not Conte) Newton takes Chelsea training (not Conte) Sarri, who left Napoli earlier this summer, has always been linked with the west London club and many expected him to be in charge by now.

Wimbledon 2018: Irrepressible Rafael Nadal marches past Jiri Vesely into last eight Wimbledon 2018: Irrepressible Rafael Nadal marches past Jiri Vesely into last eight He was in cruise control from there and raced to the first set before two more breaks in the second solidified Nadal's domination. With that, the door shut on Mannarino as Federer broke for a 5-4 lead and served it out to love.

The British pound dives after Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary The British pound dives after Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary He was the second senior cabinet minister to quit in a matter of hours, after the Brexit secretary David Davis's exit yesterday . They fear a clean break would cost jobs. "But I'm getting on with delivering what the British people want".

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

List of the Best Fitness Trackers for 2018 List of the Best Fitness Trackers for 2018 Although it is a bit expensive, it makes your experience really enjoyable by giving you access to music and also GPS navigation. Huawei Band 2 Pro is one of the best low-budget devices that offers you all the functions you need for under 60 Euros.