Friday, 19 October, 2018


Girl Arrested In Iran For Posting Videos Of Herself Dancing On Instagram

In the broadcast footage the woman identified as Maedeh Hojabri breaks down in tears before admitting that Girl Arrested In Iran For Posting Videos Of Herself Dancing On Instagram
Bennie Garza | 12 July, 2018, 14:37

Many have come out in solidarity with Maedeh and posted their own dancing videos.

After their arrest, Iranian state TV had shown a similar video in which the group confessed to voluntarily filming the "Happy" dance video. According to the New York Times, Hojabri said that she understood that dancing publicly is a crime and that her family was unaware that she was posting videos on Instagram. She said, "It wasn't for attracting attention". State TV in Iran aired her "confession" on Friday. 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. This time, the women across Iran have called in support of a teenage Instagram star who was arrested after posting her dancing videos without wearing the required headscarf and dress code.

On Tuesday, an Iranian court sentenced a prominent human rights activist to 20 years in prison for participating in the protest.

Eighteen-year-old Maedeh Hojabri was arrested recently for posting videos of her dancing on Instagram. In the Middle Eastern country it is illegal for women to dance or be seen without a hijab in public.

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

Iran has already blocked access to many social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the Telegram messaging app. Millions of Iranians continue to use the sites through proxies and VPNs. I didn't work with a team, I received no training.

Social norms, the unwritten rules about how to behave and what to wear in society, evolve and as more people follow them, they get hardened. Meanwhile in Iran, the cyber-police are continuing to take action against accounts similar to Hojabri's, censoring any unwanted content. "I only do gymnastics", the Guardian newspaper quoted her as saying in the clip broadcast on Iranian state TV.

"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.

Blogger Hossein Ronaghi commented on the situation, according to the BBC: "If you tell people anywhere in the world that 17 and 18-year-old girls are arrested for their dance, happiness and beauty on charges of spreading indecency, while child rapists and others are free, they will laugh!" Their identities are still unknown and all of them were reportedly released on bail.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman lashed out at European countries for criticizing Israel while ignoring Iran's repression of Instagram celebrity and dancer Maedeh Hojabri.

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